The editors of Aphelion Webzine were kind enough to select my short story, The Wheel, as one of their Best Of selections for 2016. Big thanks to them.
I have recently mapped out a plan to create final drafts for each of my completed novels with follow-on plans to write rough drafts for each of my outlines. I think it looks doable.
I should do more of both. But my knees hurt when I jog, and my brain aches when I blog. So there.
But I have been maintaining my website. I keep my writing statistics there. I haven’t skipped a day on novel creation in some time.
I built and maintain my own website. Though I don’t claim to be any great shakes at web design, I’ve played around with HTML5 and jQuery long enough that I can get by. Often, it can be a real hassle. I’ve wasted many a precious weekend hour trying to get everything to look just so. But when it all comes together, it’s magic.
— david j.
Talking about writing is just verbal masturbation. It feels great, but accomplishes little.
I should Tuckerize every person I’ve ever known in one novel. Your fictitious fate will underscore how I feel about you.
My kids are going to be superheroes battling my childhood bullies. 😉
— david j.
No god ever killed any human over something the human drew. That’s the realm of humanity.
There’s no more a secret formula for writing a great novel than there is a formula for life. Both are too big and messy for that kind of thinking.
I just excised a character from my WIP. It feels like I slammed a door in her face. She was a good character, she simply didn’t fit in the narrative.
It’s okay though. I promised her she could have her own story some time. 😉