Feb 15, 2019

The past few days I have been dealing with a lingering migraine wouldn’t go away. I couldn’t stare at a screen for a long period of time, until yesterday.

I am looking forward to doing some major writing and reading this weekend. Perhaps, the Golden Shadow will curl up on my bed while I read. He has his favorite spots for sleeping and my bed on his top three list.

Yesterday, I accomplished one of my writing goals for February. The novel I’ve been reworking, now, has an ending. So, I can focus on the middle and those events.

I am still working on my short story. While I wrote two scenes, a new minor character emerged. Now, I am pondering on different scenarios in the story. This new character needs a name, but I’m not too worried about it.

My goal is to have the first section of the story done by the end of February. I hope. A story is developing, it can change from the outline. That makes it interesting for me to see how events happened and how it will affect the characters. When the game changers events happen that when all the drama and chaos comes. This is why I enjoy writing my first drafts of my stories.

Jan 31, 2019

I will work on three writing projects for February. Well, I have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), and I like to work on different projects.

The first project is a short story, and I have written chapter 1 of the first section. My word count says there are about 2,000 words and my goal total was 4,000 words for the story. I’ll be increasing my overall word count for that project is my main focus. My goal is to write half of the first draft.

The second writing project is I’m reworking a novel. That has been a challenge for me; my mind is playing out different scenarios with the characters’ storyline. I need to work on a possible ending to help guide me to write an intriguing middle. So, that’s my goal for project two.

The third project is that I am writing the first draft of a novel. I took a break allowing the creative juices to replenish. My goal is to write three chapters this month.

Jan 24, 2018

Writing isn’t for the faint of heart, requiring commitment and dedication to finishing stories to completion. The past year, I’ve learned more about writing, and my overall health is improving. That’s allowing me to create better concepts for my stories.

Here’s some exciting news!

So, I’ve decided to change ‘Deadman’s Planet: Lady Dana of the Badlands’ with a new thrilling concept. The great thing about ebooks I can update changes anytime.

My readers deserve to have the best story possible I can give them. In the meantime, ‘Deadman’s Planet: Lady Dana of the Badlands’ will still be available on Amazon.

Is it necessary to write every day?

We’ve seen do and don’t lists on Facebook and other social media for writers. You’ve probably seen the huge debate on writing every single day and I want to share my opinion on the topic. 

This past January, I was writing my draft and wrote every day since I had a deadline. A few days, I could barely reach the 500-word count. By the end of January, my mind refused to write. I couldn’t believe it. I chatted with my writer’s friend, explained my predicament, and the advice I received was to, just relax. I did. That week I finished my goal by completing my rough draft.

I learned the human mind can endure a heavy workload. Then the mind requires relaxation to replenish the creative juices after a writing session.

The human mind is like the body for it needs to rest from writing and developing a story. Writing engages the thought process on so many levels, resulting in a rigorous workout.

My philosophy is to write on a daily basis when I’m working on a rough draft of my story. My advice to you since we need to protect our creative juices is to keep writing. Without the creative juices flowing in our minds, we will have no stories to write.