Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Everything to Everybody!

One always hears that one must WRITE EVERY DAY.  Those people don't seem to care whether you're working on a long-term project or writing a grocery list.  One MUST get up in the middle of the night and bash out something.

So, what IS writing?

When I'm working on a book, I come to stops sometimes.  I know, overall, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT,  mostly, but I don't know how to get there.  Sometimes, things have changed in my little universe, and WHAT HAPPENS NEXT isn't what I thought it was going to be.  (Really?  The Dragon King is getting playful?)

I need to figure that out, not write a 6-word short story or a 1000 word description of what's out my window.

I may not be sitting at the computer, but I am writing.  I am thinking about the all-important WHAT COMES NEXT.  When the scene comes clear, I dive for the computer and get it down.  Often, that starts a flow that jumps from idea to idea, and thousands of words land on the screen.  I DO think that is writing!

Solstice was yesterday, next up is Christmas, then Festivus, Hannuka, and (the big one for Buddhists) New Year's.  Whatever you celebrate, have a merry one, and the happiest in the New Year.

Here's where you can buy The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy series Omni, in all possible formats, e- copies, and the hard copies are linked up through Amazon.  It's a lovely world to visit, and it just keeps getting better.  Enjoy.

The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy Three Book Set
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