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

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

Returning

I am reading a fantasy novel, Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever Chronicles, which I haven’t read since I was 15 (a long time ago). I barely remember the plot, never mind the details; it’s strange how little of the story I remember. The story is a fast read. I started late last night, and I am … Continue reading Returning

On the go

I have three stories on the go: my memoir, my thriller and a ya fantasy sequel. I edited all my works this past weekend. It was only grammar corrections but a productive weekend. Now, I feel as if I  can complete my memoir, then return to work on the other two novels. My memoir is … Continue reading On the go

Beginning to normalize

I am back at it. Back at work, back at reading and writing regularly. To say life has been strange would be an understatement. The Covid isolation over this past year messed with my head. Although I didn't feel depressed, all the signs weren't in a good space. So I stopped, or almost ceased, reading … Continue reading Beginning to normalize

I am writing again

I wrote this evening. My writing was something I haven’t genuinely done for a long time. Well, at least novel writing anyway. It wasn’t that I had writer’s block, no it was more insidious. The Covid situation wore my enthusiasm; I had lost any interest in things I previously enjoyed. Quite honestly, I was depressed. … Continue reading I am writing again

Going along for the ride

Life is doing its thing. It’s moving ever forward, though every day seems the same. I don’t feel like I am in a rut, but life sure is. Except for the odd run to the drug store and going into work some days, I don’t do much. Everything I am doing is home bound. I … Continue reading Going along for the ride

I am turning back the clock

I have been doing this health kick since Christmas break. I never planned it; it took a life of its own. I had gained a lot of weight a few months before. I hate to admit this, but I let myself get out of control. As I gain weight, I cannot move well, and thus … Continue reading I am turning back the clock

I haven’t written for a long time

I am stating the obvious with this title. I haven't written anything in over a month. I always seem to blame Terra for this as she like to lay on my keyboard a lot lately – she is not to blame. I always say I am holding up and doing well with this Covid pandemic … Continue reading I haven’t written for a long time

Looking for beta readers for my memoir

I have completed my first draft of my memoir "PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME LIVING GAY WITH CEREBRAL PALSY" and while I have one or two beta readers. I am looking for a few others preferably authors or English majors, but I am open to others critical readers. If interested, email me at rjconfiant@hotmail.com.Thank-you in advance.Robert

I completed my first draft of my memoir

I completed the first draft of my memoir last night. This morning I started my first revisions and additions. I had planned on taking a week off and to start another project. However, when I woke this morning, I sat down in front of my laptop and began the revision. I guess will continue onward. … Continue reading I completed my first draft of my memoir

Coming to an end, but…

Six more chapters to go to complete the first draft of my memoir. And here I am, I am writing two chapters out of sequence: the second last and one of the other six chapters. Crazy.  I am jumping back and forth between chapters. When I get stuck on one chapter, I go to the next … Continue reading Coming to an end, but…

If you have been wondering

If you have been wondering why I haven't posted any of my usual insights, or themed excerpts of my life, you should know that I have been busy writing my memoir. I wrote 5,000 words yesterday and rebuilt one of the chapters I lost Thursday night. I don’t want to give great detail on the … Continue reading If you have been wondering