Like many writers, I spent November with my head down and fingers flying. I’m happy to report that I completed my seventh NaNoWriMo challenge this year. And it was just what I needed. As you know from previous posts, I’ve been struggling with my latest WIP. Not the story, but prying the darn thing out… Continue reading It’s that time of year!
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
By Voirey Linger Advice on how to be a proper writer drifts around the publishing world like so much flotsam. Wherever you turn, there is another tidbit of advice telling you what you’re doing wrong and how to do it right. While not all advice is valid, a lot of it carries a kernel of… Continue reading Why I Don’t Write on Weekends
By Voirey Linger When the year comes to an end, I always top and assess the path I’ve traveled over the past twelve months. I’m not going to lie; it’s been a very rough year for me. This period of self-assessment hasn’t been easy. Some of what made this year hard are easy to point… Continue reading What a Year…
Voirey Linger I’m going to finish four books by the end of May with an estimated word count total of 200,000 words. Don’t choke. Breathe through it. You with me? Okay then. Please note, I didn’t say I was going to WRITE four books. The books are already on my hard drive, partials left languishing… Continue reading Goals and Deadlines
Voirey Linger I see the topic of book length come up quite frequently in writers’ circles. What’s too long? What’s too short? How big should a scene or chapter be? The advice tossed around can be very confusing because, well, quite simply, there is no one right answer. Books are as long as the story,… Continue reading How Long Is a Book?
As I near the end of the year, I produced a year in review letter to send out to family and friends. I went back over my calendar and wrote about all the trips I took with and without family, what was going on in the lives of my grown children, and the successes we’ve… Continue reading Planning for 2014 (ELLE JAMES)