Publishing a novel can be a stressful business
Writing What you Love
Writing what you love is a key to enjoying your craft, even if you’re not sure you can ever get the work published.
Every writer goes through bouts of depression. Or more accurately I guess, bouts of self-doubt. I suppose right now I’m going through another one. It starts with queries. These sweet little letters of torture to agents and/or publishers drive me mad. I’ve read at least a hundred of them now, examples of successful ones, and…
Lately I’ve been feeling melancholy. It’s a great word, you should look it up. I know people frown on using big words, but I enjoy having a rich vocabulary and being able to resort to a wide variety of words to express my meaning. I lump all that “speak simply” stuff in with typical anti-intellectualism…
All Lost in a Supermarket
Where do you publish short stories when you don’t write within a set genre? Who knows… but I’ll keep trying.
23.714 words. As of this morning, January 20th, I’ve written 23,714 words of literature. I’m pretty gobsmacked by that number, actually. It’s more than 4,500 words above the amount I set for myself based on a daily expected average of 959 words. I’ve completed one story but for the ending, have made real progress into…