Words can be fickle friends, can’t they? Some days they rush out so fast it’s hard for my fingers to catch up. Then there was the month of August. And half of September…But not October! Nope. I’m not going through another drought like that anytime soon. No way, no how. There were real enough reasons… Continue reading Strange magic by Maggie Wells
I started a new manuscript this week. Some authors get really excited about a new start. I’m not one of them. It isn’t that I don’t know what to write—the synopsis is detailed, the story already sold. The opening scenes are clear in my head. I just…I always feel like I don’t know my characters… Continue reading Mags for President of the Procrastination Nation
That’s a big question, and one we forget to ask. What we find ourselves asking is why can’t I write, and there are a list of reasons. Too tired after a long day. Too busy at work. Family obligations Stressed, sick or just too brain dead. The list is long, I know, I’ve used almost… Continue reading Why do I write?
Nobody’s perfect! Ever. So, to all those teachers who said, “Practice makes perfect,” when I was writing my spelling words one-hundred times each, you’re pitches needed practice. Because practice makes improvement. Why do we strive for perfection? Who ever said… LIFE GOAL = BE PERFECT? I don’t know, but perfect is boring. Greatness comes when… Continue reading Practice Makes…
There’s a blank page staring me in the face. It isn’t that I don’t have plenty of ideas. I have an entire Evernote workbook stuffed full of bunnies. And a few of those ideas are fairly well outlined. There are some fairly large blocks of dialogue and scene synopses in that file. I have all… Continue reading Drawing a blank
This year at Romance Writers of America’s annual conference, I received my 25-book pin from Harlequin. I spent a week in Atlanta attending the conference while my work piled up at home. Deadlines grew tighter with each day I was at conference. But it was worth it. Now, I have two weeks to write 50,000… Continue reading Deadline Hell
Pffft! If you are like me, you have kids home for the summer. Or you planted a garden a month ago and the weeds have started a stranglehold on those beautiful plants. Or the weather is so nice you find yourself outside … at the lake … riding your horse … going to see that… Continue reading Summertime… time to write?