All I Need To Write

Today is yet another day spent slaving away over revisions, dear readers. Progress is being made, albeit slowly, but there are times when I find myself losing focus and inspiration, and when that happens I’ve definitely found myself trying a number of these different options. So far the best has been Some Animal Friends, i.e. Zim, A Room With a View has turned out to be the worst, and Internal Motivation is somewhere in the middle. I haven’t tried A Ticking Clock, though. Maybe that will end up solving all my writing problems!

Cyanide and Happiness on Editing

This week is turning out to be yet another frustrating writing week, dear readers, especially since I am still sickly and therefore everything I write turns out reading like it was written by a three year old (as opposed to a kindergartner, which’s the norm for my first drafts). I’m continuing to plow forward (albeit slower than usual) in an attempt to meet my Jan. 1 deadline, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this comic is going to be all too true for me once I start editing the pages I’ve done this week. Le sigh. comichighlighting1

What It Feels Like Being a Writer (Today, Anyway)

I have a confession to make, dear readers: I got so distracted by work and life that I forgot to put together today’s blog post! Whoops! So, because I failed at being a responsible blogger, here’s another fun comic about writers that’s been making the rounds today. I know I don’t usually do two comic posts in a row, but, well, is anyone really upset about that? Really?

 

Pearls Before Swine: When the Moose Strikes

I’m finding it a bit hard to motivate myself to work on my first day back from L.A., dear readers. Does anyone else have trouble getting back in the groove after vacation, and if so, does anyone have any recommendations on how to fix it that don’t involve getting punched in the face by a moose? Because I have a sneaking suspicion that that won’t help me all that much…

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Get Fuzzy: Bucky Writes Descriptively

Today is a busy, busy day for me, dear readers, and as such I have a limited amount of time to work on my novel this morning before life gets in the way and I have to stop. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I tend to be more of a slower writer than not, and the quality of my writing tends to diminish when I’m rushed. Moral of the story: pretty much all of my narrative descriptions are starting to sound like Bucky’s here (the spelling may or may not be similar as well…). But that’s what editing is for, right? …Right?

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Calvin and Hobbes on the Pitfalls of Being Creative

NaNoWriMo is still in full swing for me, even though I’m no longer aiming for the 50k word count. And seeing as I am writing from the perspective of not one but two psychopathic characters who want to do (and sometimes do) terrible things, this Calvin and Hobbes strip feels eerily appropriate for me right now. I also may have featured equally twisted characters and plots in my stories all throughout college and graduate school, so I think it’s safe to assume that at least a few of my classmates definitely would’ve liked to have seen me get my head checked.

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