I’ve been working on my first draft of House in Exile on and off for a while now. More off than on this past month, to be truthful. But leaving that aside, I’ve also been a bit haphazard which parts I’m working on.
Another thing I’ve come to realise lately is that I need to change my way of thinking about writing the first draft of a work. At least, as far as of the House Valerius pieces are concerned.
It might be the ever reliable staple of the teenage victim running up the stairs rather than out the front door; it might be a character doing exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time, triggering the next dramatic event. It doesn’t even need to involve characters, it could be some suspiciously useful (and unlikely) technology.
I wrote a new small story earlier this week, after reading a flash fiction challenge posted on terribleminds, the website of @ChuckWendig.
As you may have gathered if you read my previous post, last week I had one of my periodic crises of confidence about my writing abilities and devoting as much time to it as I currently do. So I looked about to see what I could do to combat it.
I’ve posted a new short story – The Steal. No prizes for guessing what happens in it. A little less… Read more New Story – The Steal
I’ve posted a new short story, currently titled A Bad End.
I’ve posted another small story, The Priest.
As I said during my post at the beginning of the month, I’ve been taking part in #AuthorConfession on Twitter. And now that we’re just about done, here are my collected answers.
With the notion of reviewing how my blog is laid out, I’ve been looking at some of my pages and some of my previous posts. And I realized something.