Jonas David Fiction Fridays #2, The Observer

I'm sure you've heard me mentioning this novella several times over the past year. Well, here it is, published and free for you to read and share! I used Smashwords just for the reason that I can make it free there (Amazon won't let things be free all the time) so please download and read …

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Submitted…. try not to think about it

I sent The Observer on it's first journey to an agency. They give a 12 week window for response. So, now to try not to think about it for the next months... Rejections are easier and easier to deal with, it's the waiting that is hard. Because the longer they take, the more hopeful you …

Verify that you’re not insane

I got some feedback on my novella, The Observer, yesterday, and it was encouraging to hear that it was not a completely boring, confusing, self-indulgent mess as I sometimes feel it is in my spirals of confidence. Getting your writing out into the real world in front of real eyes (not those excessively cruel/worshipfully sycophantic …

A draft!!

I sent out my finished draft of The Observer to my writing group! Now, to await their ever useful feedback! It took a lot longer than I imagined to send it out, because every time I thought about doing it I would realize some other thing I wanted to change. I still have more things …

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!

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 …

Finishing things

I feel as if I have a new super power, ever since finishing a draft of a novel. I can finish anything! Short story? Cake. Novella? Pie. Another novel? Doable. All it takes.. is starting. It's like I blinked and the sky moved ever so slightly, and now I can do things I couldn't before. Required …