Monday, May 23, 2016


For whatever reason, the universe, or more particularly, the internet, has been coughing up so much (mostly) good information about writing that I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. Fearful that I might miss something important.

I have several craft-related books going on at the same time and a handful of novels and short story collections and I have not grown or found any additional time in my day.

Meanwhile, my manuscript needs a scene by scene analysis. Shaping and pruning to follow. The hard work is ahead, So what do I do? I keep hearing conversations between various characters.

               "Have you ever made a mistake?"
               "What d'you mean?" He rolled over onto his back. "I'm fuckin' perfect."
               "You know what I'm talking about." She sat up dragging the sheets with her and looked out the window.
               "Nope." He folded his hands behind his head. "Every one of them deserved to die."