Sunday, March 31, 2013

2/3 of the way done!!!

When I say that this book is essentially writing itself, I really mean it!! I'm already two thirds finished with it, and it's only been a little more than two months. Its like there are some sort of strange forces at work and I am simply a fleshly vessel. I mean, I have this kind of experience every time I write a short story, but never to this extent. The words, the themes, the characters, etc. They are all coming along by themselves. It's very odd. But, no complaints from me at all. The most important aspect of this story, and every single one that I write by the way, is the originality. I consider plagiarism to be a cardinal sin. One that is totally unforgivable. That is why I have no patience with hacks, or critics who are only interested in what the public feels is popular. If things keep going the way that they are, I should be done before the end of next month!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Half of my Novel done!!

Well, I must say that I'm amazed that I have already completed half of my first novel. Considering that it has only been two months since I started it and my short stories usually take me several months to finish, I am definitely at a loss for words. Because of the progress that I have been making with it, it makes me wonder if something otherworldly is, in fact, assisting me. This story just flows from pen to paper. While I have had that sort of experience before, it was never like it is with this book. If this is the case, I hope the rest of processes involved are just as easy!

Saturday, March 16, 2013


I really hate interruptions when I'm working on something, anything. Every person involved in the creative process has to get themselves to a certain state, if you will. A state where every thought makes sense in terms of what you are working on. With stories, that state basically means that words just flow out of you to paper. When an author gets to this state, anything can derail them. So, we have to be careful of putting ourselves in an environment that isn't very distracting. That can be tricky because life just doesn't start and stop at our leisure. But, anyone who attempts anything important and has to deal with several interruptions a day probably knows exactly about the frustrations I'm talking about!! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Novel one third finished!

Well, it's been about a month and two weeks since I started my novel. I'm happy to say that I have already gotten 40 pages written. When you consider how many times I have been plagued by writer's block when I'm trying to complete a short story, it is truly mind boggling that I have come this far so soon. I am completely thrilled about where the direction of the story is going. Hopefully, if I can keep up the momentum, I can be finished much earlier than I anticipated. My mind is consistently churning about future plans regarding the book as well. From publication, marketing, and so on. It's very exciting!