Some thoughts on hearing news

I got some news about my aunt. It wasn’t the greatest news. It got me thinking about the old days – happier times when mom and dad were still young and alive. We used to have house parties with cousins and friends almost every weekend. My dad lived for those weekends with homemade music – … Continue reading Some thoughts on hearing news

Reading, for a change

What are you reading? I am still finishing Roddy Doyle's Smile (I have been writing lots). The story mentions abuse by Christian Brothers. A similar situation came to light here in Canada; it was one of many, which came to light around that time. I gave up my faith then. I stopped being and calling … Continue reading Reading, for a change

Almost every day

I am writing almost a new poem or some verse a day. As mentioned in the past, I take Transit to work Monday to Friday-it's a long trek. I have plenty of time to read or write. I have been writing more often than not of late. I stopped writing poetry in my early 20s. … Continue reading Almost every day

Writing lessons learned the hard way – what else? I always tend to learn the hard way.

When I sat down to write The Crux Book 1 of the Lendaw series, I wrote by not describing, which is legit for a first draft story. Here’s my tip: Complete your story in whatever means necessary to its conclusion – Don’t stop. Once completed, use the original story and edit it using a descriptive … Continue reading Writing lessons learned the hard way – what else? I always tend to learn the hard way.

The Crux status and writing process

I heard it said that some writers plot out their stories, and I have too, at times.The Crux began with the protagonist, Jenna. The character of Jenna popped into my head and I had to sit immediately to write.I wrote the Prologue, the first and last chapters, and then the chapter titles with a brief … Continue reading The Crux status and writing process

It’s been a productive weekend

It's been a busy weekend, considering I work full-time. I worked on revising my first novel; it was a productive weekend.I created two new chapters - actually, I only broke two chapters in half and revised them. I am almost a third of the way through the book.I work most of the week, so I … Continue reading It’s been a productive weekend

Lendaw Book 1 – Revision

The sky was cloudy that late October day, with crepuscular rays peeking through the clouds. The overtly large black dog sat atop the hill, the only hill for miles and miles; the vast land below stretched flatly for miles and miles. Alistair could see the town, now-nearly a city below. He knew the girl lived … Continue reading Lendaw Book 1 – Revision