Monday, Monday

This is the first time in a long time I have been between projects.

Something is sitting with an editor.

And I’m getting ready to sign a contract for another scary book.

Scary in that way I’m-not-sure-I-can-get-this-one-done scary.


How do you get thru the trouble spots in your writing?

What if the whole novel is a trouble spot?

I’m doing  the Cynthia Leitich Smith thing where I have written a the book, now I’m throwing it away. Yes. She throws away the whole thing!  I am throwing it mostly away. (There are only two places left in Cynthia’s class at WIFYR. If you are interested to to


Now it’s time to ask myself what I ask my students: what does my character want and how will I keep her from getting it?



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One response to “Monday, Monday

  1. You know what Ernest Hemingway days. “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed.” When I’m in a tough spot with my story, I push the heck through it by keeping on keeping on. Even if it’s bloody, the words are on the page, and it’ll one day shape into a story.


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