Finished!

I completed a draft of the novel I've been working on since April! And... it's not a novel, coming in at only around 33,000 words. Well, that's where it ended, so that's what it is. I may even end up cutting some, as I rambled quite a lot in the beginning. It feels amazing to …

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Personality types

I retook the Meyers Briggs test, and found that I've evolved from an INTP to an INFP over the past 7 years. Maybe people do change... Reading through all the descriptions though, made me think about my characters and what kind of personalities they are. Do you know your character well enough to take the …

Leveled up

I feel like I've gained a new writing power--the power to do multiple things. I wrote two short stories in the past week, and went back to my novel without a problem. In the past, whenever I paused anything, even for a short while, to do something else, I'd lose all interest and never go …

Social media

I don't do much writing related stuff there... but I probably should start. Make contacts, post things, get support and friends and so on. My author page on facebook has been pretty much just links to posts from this blog, but, I must start to do more with it! I want this to be my …

The grind

I logged into my Submissions Grinder account for the first time since 2014, and boy did I used to submit a lot of stories everywhere... I miss that. Writing novels has kind of taken a lot of the excitement and feeling of making progress out of writing for me, since they take so damn long. …

Who wrote this?

I've been re-watching season one of the new Doctor Who, and it is so refreshingly good from the newer seasons. Mainly because it makes sense, character's choices have reasons, cause and effect exist, etc. That is, until I got to 'the empty child'. Watching that I started to have the same, vaguely annoyed feeling of …

Very short story

I accepted a random challenge to write a 75 word story about a duel at high noon... this is what I came up with:   No shadows. Sun sizzles on my scalp. Lips crack, skin flakes red. Eyes blink sticky. My tongue is a paper reproduction. Resist. Cool crystalline water, ice snap popping, condensation beading …