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The Reading-With-A-Hacksaw Draft

June 5, 2012 by


I wrote two and a half chapters on Thursday!* Well, edited two and half chapters technically. I’m never quite sure how much damage I have to do to a scene before I can say I was really writing not editing… And to be fair, I had done a lot of the heavy lifting already. This […]

I Have Been Killing People in Prose All Day

June 1, 2012 by


There’s only… two scenes left from the first half of TRTH that I have to write. Well, write is not quite accurate. I have to bracket them in from chunks of crap to turn them into actual scenes. A few weeks ago I wrote all the scenes that were still outstanding from the first half in […]

Slaughtering Your Word Children

May 29, 2012 by


There’s something amazingly cathartic about a final draft. It’s horrible and brilliant at the same time. Because it’s the end. It’s your last chance. So there’s no more avoiding things. There’s no more thinking, ‘well I’ll deal with that later’. That awkward piece of prose? That hiccup in the conversation? That transition that makes you […]

Out of Thin Air and Madness

September 16, 2011 by


I feel ridiculously virtuous because I’ve been working on book two of Path (TRTH) the last few days. Probably because while I was busy trying to get the framework of book three functioning and creating Wizards out of thin air and madness the second book was sitting there mocking me. Well not all of it. […]