It’s the think, that they instilled in me, the idea that Christmas isn’t about toys or gifts – it never has been.
Because my family doesn’t just put up with my writing, as they were forced to do all those years ago in Asbury Park. They are an invaluable aid in finding the very best story, character or setting possible.
First of all, congrats! Your interest in doing National Novel Writing Month shows an excitement for writing and storytelling and a willingness to rise to the challenge of writing a whole book in a month!
Each book follows its own journey and that’s okay. As long as I still arrive at the final product, I’m pleased.
That being said, there are still a few rituals I follow for all of my stories, no matter the genre, length or series.
In the great spectrum of history and the universe, my Bachelor’s degree does not hold up to the onslaught of information, facts, figures, and theories that make up all of humanity, nature, and what we do not know.
And that’s awesome.
There are several reasons I love writing epilogues. Here are just a few.
It was a big contest too. There was pomp and circumstance and flowers and a big prize package to work with a self-publishing house.
My first instinct was ‘this is amazing.’ My second instinct was, ‘what did I just get myself into?’
If there was ever a truth I struggled with, it was this. Being busy doesn’t necessarily mean being productive.
To imagine what might come next is impossible. There really was no way to predict the internet, the cell phone, or the autonomous car. But, as a writer, here’s a few inventions I wish I had at my fingertips–just to make the job a little easier.
I’ve definitely considered my options on more than one occasion, and there are a few places and times that call to me time and again–the Classical Greece, the Renaissance, and the Enlightenment Period.