Amaranthine logophilia

I'm still flipping slowly through the dictionary, and am still, as you see, in the A's. I came across another one I like quite a bit, and will probably use: Amaranth: A flower that never fades, Which leads to Amaranthine: Undying. Those words are both ear-catching. I love the shape and sound of them. Words …

New ideas

I'm already brainstorming the next novel, but I haven't edited the first one yet... I think the process of creating will always be the more fun part for me, rather than the 'selling' side of it. It's always a matter of being a salesperson. Even if you're not self-publishing, you still have to try to …

What to ask…

I'm writing a list of questions to ask people who read my novella... and it is making me think a bit more about what I was actually trying to achieve by writing the thing... Maybe I should have thought about this before writing it, but that's just not how I do things!

The Observer second draft is finished!

I have finished a first pass through of my novella, and fixed all the problems I had highlighted! Now to read it again and find a whole new slew of them (I've already found a few, sigh.) I know it will never be 'done.' It will only ever be 'good enough.' But it is still …