• Writing

    Drafting Fiction

    by About six weeks earlier than I planned, I’ve started drafting fiction again. It’s not, so far as I can tell, affecting the editing progress I’ve planned to make in the same period, which probably means I’m neglecting something else slightly, so I’m going to keep at it. It’s only been going on about a week so far, and I’m not dedicating a huge amount of time for it, but it’s making me happy. There’s a particular kind of pleasure in crafting new words that’s different than the pleasure I get from polishing and rearranging existing ones. Yes, I’ve still got a lot (A LOT) of catch up to do…

  • Writing

    A Change In Writing Strategy

    by Writing in September has been a little bit different than August. August, in spite of the fact that I was doing some editing, seemed to consist almost completely of first drafts and I wound up with a record number of words for a single month. But is that the way I really want to do things? A week or so into September, getting a little bored, and struggling, with Hero’s Life, I started to build my forecast for 2017. I have this awesome spreadsheet that I put together in late July, and updated in August, that tells me what I’m supposed to accomplish each day on each project. When…