One send-off for a short story, another send-off for myself, back into the murky world of the work in progress
I said last week that, as I see it, my main job is to be the person I need to be to write the story I want to write. This is something that is true for…
The first draft of the other project is finished, and I finally feel like I can get back to the novel! There will be more work on this other thing, of …
I am writing again. I wasn’t worried about the not-writing, because I knew I would settle back into the routine soon. Until the last month, I have writ…
I am not writing right now. This is highly unusual for me, because I have, for years, written every day. I have no doubt that I will fall back into tha…
I had a revelation about the novel project the other night. I was talking to a new neighbor who is a video game designer and asking him all sorts of qu…
I have been experimenting with other media, making things not for public consumption (except for what I share here, I guess) but mainly just for myself…
The kid’s sickness turned into the whole family’s sickness, as they do, and before I knew it, I’d gone two weeks without touching the world of my novel…
Welp, I made it 4 days into last week’s 6-day writing spree before the kiddo got sick. While 4,000 new words is not 6,000 new words, it’s better than z…
I’m working on this novel, and I’m also working on a bunch of other projects. For me, it’s important to keep a few things going at once — preferably pr…
Back in January, I plotted the novel. Then, in March, I ditched the plot. Now, after months of drafting in rabbit holes, I am ready to reintroduce a pl…
I’m writing this from the family home of a close friend on a large pond in the middle of the woods in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Our group of friends has…