Do it

Now isn't the right time... I can't really afford it... I'm not ready... I need to plan more... people think I shouldn't... I have other things I have to do first... Maybe when I retire... Do it now. You could be dead tomorrow.

Brainstorming

I finished the short story I was writing, and now I'm already planning the next novel. Shorts are too short! I want to dig in and put some real thought and effort into something again. This one is going to be a murder mystery... in space. It has a lot more characters than I usually …

THE END

I have finally typed a writer's two favorite words. First draft is complete, and my mind has entered a tug of war with itself, trying to decide between brainstorming the next novel, or a short story or three, or getting right to work on rewrites and edits--though, I should probably wait a few weeks for …

Multiple I’s

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is written in first person, from two viewpoints. I don't see how the two stories are related just yet, but I expect it will become clear. Writing two different characters from a first person point of view seems strange. I would be wondering, as a reader, if …

WRITE NOW

Are you a writer? Because a writer is someone who writes things, not someone who avoids writing things. That, my friend, is a procrastinator. Stop thinking about it. Stop considering your options. Stop telling yourself 'now isn't the right time.' Sit down, put your fingers over the keys/grab a pen, and WRITE. There's no such …