Writing the victim


I'm battling with my story characters. They have spent a long time not dealing with things, and as such have made themselves victims. The family is destroyed, the relationships between members are severed, and at least one child is severely harmed, and all because the family jointly determined they were victims and pulled the horribleness…

Mental Health Days


Before I went back to work, when I was spending my days playing with my kids and doing seemingly endless piles of laundry and arbitrating fights and driving people all over the place, every once and awhile, I'd see that we were getting stressed to the max with school and other commitments. So I'd give…

Monkeyminding


My brain is busy. I went to a workshop at the excellent Writer's federation this week and learned I should rewrite my novel from the beginning to make it sing. I'm blanking out a bit with horror at the thought as I've over 80,000 words invested already and I feel sad about sending them to…

Monkeyminding


My brain is busy. I went to a workshop at the excellent Writer's federation this week and learned I should rewrite my novel from the beginning to make it sing. I'm blanking out a bit with horror at the thought as I've over 80,000 words invested already and I feel sad about sending them to…

November 30, the end of Nanowrimo 2011


“Write a little every day, without hope, without despair.”  ― Isak Dinesen  When I started out this month, my aims were  small. Well, small-ish. I wanted to follow Dinesen's advice, and work my way through a variety of writing projects, submit to a bunch of contests, finish my novel. I've done most, and have hopes…