And Through the Woods…

I'm finally past the horrifying pain and emotions part! Hooray! Now onto the depressing "what is life" part! Yay! I'm really happy to see people following my progress on something that's really just for me. Something that I can only describe until it's completed. I got a new version of American Gods for Christmas. When… Continue reading And Through the Woods…

Return of the Mack

Here's my obligatory "everything is going great" post: Everything is going great. But no really, it is. For a long time, I've had a hard time finding the distinction between work and play because the "work" that I'd prefer to be doing could also be considered play. And because that play can also be considered… Continue reading Return of the Mack

The End in Sight

So far so good. I'm on track to finish this chapter either tonight or tomorrow. Then I'll be ready to jump right into the next one. That being said, the chapter I'm working on was already halfway done before I started writing again, so I guess we'll see how well I fare next week. Earlier… Continue reading The End in Sight

We Back

It's been a busy week of trying to focus on editing but I'm finally done. And now I can get back to cranking out the rest of the novel. Most likely 5-6 more chapters. Yay! The editing process was actually kinda rough. Almost every time I found something that didn't agree with my current stylistic… Continue reading We Back

Bouncing Back

I'm back in my writing groove! We did it! Yeah! Honestly, the whole experience feels much better. I've started off rereading from chapter one. Unsurprisingly, I found a lot of things that could've been written a little better, so I wrote them a little better. This is something that happens virtually every single time I… Continue reading Bouncing Back

Write Tunes – Shuffle

It's been a weird week. I'm making a lot of headway, but I guess I wanted to quickly talk about trusting the reader. For example, my protagonist is more focused on other things and doesn't pay a lot of attention to mundanity. In this situation, I don't feel like this needs to be stated. It's… Continue reading Write Tunes – Shuffle

Destiny Islands

It's been probably about a year since I posted this the first time. I've made a lot of changes since then and I guess I'm just trying to find out if there are still more changes that need to be made. I've said before that I think the first chapter is the most important for… Continue reading Destiny Islands

Lightbulb

I think I'm going to refrain from progress updates until I get closer to the end. There's just something about setting unrealistic goals publicly on a frequent basis that just bums me out. It bums me out when I don't meet them. It gives me this intense feeling of apprehension. On one hand, I think… Continue reading Lightbulb

Toeing the Line

I constantly struggle with how obvious a symbol should or shouldn't be. And most recently, I've been paralyzed with indecision. There's a very blurred line between a totally missing the message and so obvious that it can come off as offensive. Admittedly my reservations of tackling a turbulent topic are probably a contributing force in… Continue reading Toeing the Line

Something to Hold on to

So I got really busy this morning and now I'm late posting this, but I'm still working on the novel a bunch so I'm just going to keep it brief today. I've been thinking a lot about how descriptive I need to be in my writing. Since it's from my protag's POV, I've taken the… Continue reading Something to Hold on to