Study, study, study

I am taking a writing course on Udemy called “Complete Creative Writing - All Genres.” The course consists of five areas: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Creative Non-Fiction, and Creating a Digital Portfolio (I am almost finished with the Drama section). If you take the course seriously, and I do, it’s a lot of work (a lot … Continue reading Study, study, study

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

Bring on the nightmares

I watched the final episode of “It’s a Sin.” I guess I will probably be having bad dreams again tonight. That’s been a thing – too many memories. I witnessed the story the author was presenting first hand. I watched my brother wither away to skin and bone before he passed away. I wasn’t there … Continue reading Bring on the nightmares

I usually stay out of other people’s business…

I usually stay out of other people's business. With all that is at stake this election year, I cannot remain silentThis evening I stayed up and watched Republican Voters Against Trump (RVAT) on YouTube and numerous replays of The Lincoln Project. As a Canadian and a member of this great world of ours, I have … Continue reading I usually stay out of other people’s business…

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

Is it just me?

Is it just me, or do other writers write out of sequence? As I mentioned in my previous post, I lost two chapters. I rebuilt one chapter (Thank God I had a chapter outline). However, instead of rebuilding the second lost chapter this morning which would be the most logical thing to do, I find … Continue reading Is it just me?

Delving deep

This only first draft, so my goal for this year is to get it all out. I want to complete the first run and get the story on paper with all the chapters. Already, I can observe that snippets of the story will need to be reorganized to help with story flow. Right now, there … Continue reading Delving deep

I am working on Book 2

Editing I am diligently working on book 2 of my Lendaw series. In the big write up, I am editing the first seven chapters I have previously written. This morning, I completed chapter titles and one line synapses for each chapter. I do this using EverNote as I have access to the app while I take transit. These may … Continue reading I am working on Book 2

It’s the first day of Spring

It's the first day of Spring; the weather here in the Lower Mainland has already sprung into the season. The leaves on the tree are bidding, the flowers have begun to bloom, and the days are getting longer with each passing day. I love this time of year. It's the time of rebirth and renewal. … Continue reading It’s the first day of Spring

A better commute this morning

The SkyTrain was slow this morning; apparently, they are driving them manually (the system is automated and the snow keeps triggering the sensors; thus, the trains shut down? So, the train system is being overridden and the trains are being driven manually. The roads; however, are clear of snow, so the buses are running well. Although, the drivers a … Continue reading A better commute this morning

I am working on it

I have lost fourteen pounds since Christmas. It isn't as awesome as it seems. I lost eight pounds in the first two weeks, and then I plateaued for over a month. My brother was in town a little over a week ago and he commented on my weight gain (my heaviest weight ever; shamelessly to … Continue reading I am working on it