Only two more days before NaNoWriMo starts, and my schedule needs some serious reworking if I’m going to make my word count this month. Continue reading
Quick question: does anyone know of a good book for learning how sailing ships worked in the 1700 and 1800s? Because I am about to write a fantasy novel based largely around sailing ships (pirates, ya know?) and I have recently realized that I don’t know anything about sailing ships. Continue reading
I went to the library today and came home full of enthusiasm for writing and life in general. Sitting down almost immediately after to start writing this blog post, I made the connection that this is what usually happens after a library trip, whether I have an armful of books or not. And it’s not just what I get out of the reading, either. Made me curious to investigate. Continue reading
I am writing a pirate story for NaNoWriMo this year, because I’ve been promising to write this one for years. Because it’s been years, I’ve got a fair amount of information collected about this story, which means this will either be the easiest novel I’ve ever gotten to write, or the hardest. Still, it’s time. This one needs to be put down on paper. Continue reading
I’m pretty sure being a knitter came before being a writer, if only because my mom started me out with some giant needles before I could get all the letters of the alphabet straight. Of the two, writing is definitely my chosen career, but knitting is my favorite hobby. I’m pretty good at both. Doing both at the same time took a little practice, but even when I’m not multitasking there’s a lot to be said for knitting. Continue reading
I’m still just a writer (can scribble semi-coherent words), not quite an author (published for money) yet. Along my journey thus far I’ve collected a few websites that I find really useful. This is not to say that everyone will like them or should use them, but I find these ??? worth the time and occasionally money. Continue reading
Sooner or later, someone else needs to look at your writing. After spending who knows how long slaving and perfecting, we the writers are hardly objective observers anymore, and as such it’s a really good idea to get someone else in to take a look. Short stories, novels, essays, having a second opinion can’t hurt. So I joined the critique-trading website Scribophile and posted some things. Continue reading
(This is what happens when I make no real progress in a week)
Building a platform takes time.
So in the meantime I just have to keep writing posts and building what I know to build.
I also have to keep doing my day job, learning more about my craft, and keep fixing/editing my work because it will never be perfect.
But maintaining a presence and careful editing will make things better in the end.
This is doable.