Weekly writing check-in: writing, not striving

I’ve been thinking for the past few weeks about what it is I want to write and how I want to write it. I’ve spent a lot of time on Tea & Sorcery, and as much as I think there’s a gem of a story in there, somewhere, I’m not in a place to dig it out.

Or at least, not yet.

So I’m setting it aside. For the time being. Heck, I might get a burst of inspiration tomorrow and decide to dive back in. Or possibly not

I am still writing. After all, I’m gearing up to attend the Iowa Summer Writing Festival next month.

But during the summer, I’m going to walk, breathe, think, and write. And not worry so much about completing something I can sell immediately.

That will come in good time.

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Free Fiction Friday: Kick-butt Ladies of Fantasy

This giveaway looks terrific. Lots of action and adventure to get your heart racing.

 

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Free Fiction Friday: Free Book Bonanza

Another terrific giveaway for fantasy fiction. Start a new series, pick up your summer vacation reading, or try a new-to-you author.

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Weekly writing check-in: plotting the plot

This week, I played around with ideas and structure for The Trouble with Necromancers (which may or may not remain as the title).

I do not want to revise (once again!) only to realize that I’m no closer to the true story.

Therefore, I’m questioning everything.

And I do mean everything. Lots of what if and do I need that and what happens when

I hope this is it. If it isn’t? Well, then there’s a good chance this book and series weren’t meant to be. Or maybe that I need to let it compost for much, much longer than I have.

But I hope not. Let’s see what this new week brings.

Wish me luck.

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Free Fiction Friday: Scales and Tales

This week’s giveaway has the most awesome name of Scales and Tales. Click on through to scoop up some fabulous fantasy reads.

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Weekly writing check-in: a bump in the road

Not an actual representation of a plot bump

Hit a bit of a bump in the road–or plot as the case may be–with The Trouble with Necromancers. It seems that I have some … trouble.

So, this week, I looked at a new structure for the novel, and yes, that may take some (major) rewriting/re-drafting.

But I’m hoping this time I finally have what I need to tell this story.

However, I did manage to write a short story this week, one that was a lot of fun.

And that’s about it. It was a quiet, contemplative week, writing-wise.

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Free Fiction Friday: Swords and Sorcery

If you like sword and sorcery fantasy fiction, you’re bound to find something to read in this giveaway.

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