So I was chatting with Jane Lindskold on Facebook Messenger, and the subject of finishing a project came up again—she’s suggested this before. She finishes books, and has published some of my favorite works. I finish and revise drafts—now up to nine unpublished books—and get distracted by new story ideas. She told me, “The hot… Read More The Dangers of the HOT NEW IDEA (updated!)
I was stuck with one of my drafts of Sen of the Woods, and had another writer friend, Claire Ryan read it. “What’s it about?” I had to ask her. I didn’t know. And THAT should have been my key into what was wrong, but I was too close to it, and needed Claire’s help.… Read More Facing a Critique that Feels Like Doom!