You have never published an unrevised novel. You have never published an unrevised act. You have never published an unrevised chapter. You have never published an unrevised scene. You have never published an unrevised page.
(note: this was originally a twitter thread. You can read the original thread here.) Since it's easier to solve other people's problems than your own, I procrastinated on my own scene problems to listen to another writer's dilemma about which book to write next. What follows is a trick for figuring out what you should… Continue reading What’s Your Next Book? The Brightest Timeline Knows.
Up there is the beginnings of a very simple shawl - once you get past the fiddly cast on, it's the definition of mindless. Stockinette in the round, with very occasional increase rounds, to make a huge circle out of any yarn you want. I chose a cashmere laceweight yarn for mine, but you can… Continue reading My Knitting Attention Span is Terrible
I declare a vacation. Usually about a week long. I don’t look at any of my work during that week. I get out my paper journal and pen and I write in it every day. I just brain-dump, all my complaints and worries and selfish egotistical thoughts. I’m writing to purge myself of the crap… Continue reading Nine Things I Try to Do When I Feel Creatively Drained