Last Edits And Other Means Of Torture

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There’s this feeling you get after finishing a story. It’s something like: “Yes! I’m done now! It’s finished!” It’s completely wrong. Your brain is lying to you because it knows just how much work there is still to go. In comparison to what you’ve still got to do, writing the MS was the easiest thing […]

10 Things I Hate Love About You Writing

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I don’t say this enough, but I love writing. It’s sometimes excruciating, often frustrating, and frequently exhausting. And it’s always satisfying. There are days when I have to scrabble and scratch for every flamin’ word, glaring into the middle distance for inspiration. There are days when my fingers can’t fly across the keyboard fast enough to keep up with the flow […]

Inferiority Complex

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We’re writers. We’re meant to be at least slightly neurotic. But there’s that day, every so often, when we’ll be reading a good book. I mean a really good book: solid to fantastic plot, fascinating characters we fall in love with and weep for, and the absolute perfect pacing; all wrapped in a superbly crafted structure. You take a […]

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