Tag: writing

Stone by Stone

I am slowly but surely building a novel from my messy draft. Some days I only have time to edit a few pages – slim progress on what seems like an impossibly large job. But even pyramids were built stone by stone, so surely I can finish a book the same… Continue Reading “Stone by Stone”

Writing vs. Editing

On Monday, I finished the first draft of my new novel for the 10+ age group. (No time to blog with that on my plate.) As I was writing the last scenes, I brimmed with excitement, tears, sighs, joy, wonder, etc. The words, “I love it!” kept… Continue Reading “Writing vs. Editing”

Rewards of Research

I’ve been researching nursery rhymes for a silly early reader. I’ve discovered long-winded versions of many short familiar rhymes. The famous little star twinkles through five verses; children go round the mulberry bush half a dozen times; Jack and Jill go home and get whipped by their mother; the girl with the… Continue Reading “Rewards of Research”

Stupid Procrastination Attempts

Did your need to procrastinate ever lead you to a really dumb decision? In the middle of writing a key scene in my novel this morning, I decided I needed a haircut. Of course this was simply a ploy from some twisted part of me to stay… Continue Reading “Stupid Procrastination Attempts”

Too Many Books to Write

I’m not the only writer with 18 books in progress, am I? I love a story when it’s still in the bud and bursting with potential. I most often write picture books, which are very short and take up little file space. A few of my PBs-in-progress are first drafts, but most are… Continue Reading “Too Many Books to Write”

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