So, I seem to have the problem where I worry way too much whether people will like my stories, even before it's ready to be published or sold. I guess it's understandable, but still. One major issue I have is where I worry I'm writing something just because it seems to be popular at the … Continue reading Write What’s In Your Mind
Don't laugh at the title; it's a legitimate question. Oh, sure, a lot of the great stories end well. In the Lord of the Rings, the bad guy dies, and everyone lives happily ever after. Except, a whole bunch of people died, and Frodo may as well have been one of them, for how different … Continue reading Why Do We Enjoy Painful Stories?
Now, if you've been reading my blog at all, you probably know that I love my job. My writing, that is. And I do. I love the process as a whole; I love the writing, the stories, the plots, the characters and their emotions and motivations and interactions. I do sincerely love my work. But … Continue reading Editing: The Bane of My Existence