Writing Discipline. Or Not.

Tongue planted firmly in cheek. Weeeelll. Sorta.

On Monday, David had a post that impacted my own writing almost instantly. His post on A Few Common Writing Problems hit me so hard that I haven’t been able put it aside, silence it, or kill it outright. And since David’s post also met and merged with something Kim Harrison wrote about on her drama box a week or so ago—With Bravery Come the Spoils of War: I figured that it must be my muse telling me to deal with it in today’s post.

My muse will be obeyed. He is not someone to be trifled with. If I’m not writing, he gets out his bullwhip and starts snapping it at me. If I am writing, but am also ignoring him, he gets testy or starts drinking or, worse, threatens to pole dance, which cannot be a happy sight. I fear it […]

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When I Write *The End!!!*

Catie blogged yesterday about finishing a monster-sized-word-count book, and what she’ll do to rest between this one and the next one. I have joked here and on other blogs about what I’ll do when I finish Skinwalker, the first in the Jane Yellowrock series. Mostly ripping out the overgrown foliage in the front garden. And yeah, I’ll do that. But to relax and enjoy some of life, there has to be more than root-ripping.

Misty dances, David takes pictures and spends time with his family. It’s been so long since I had an actual break between books that I am a bit lost. What *will* I do? For an entire month???? Starting next Thursday…. OMG that sounds wonderful!

First, I am going to be part of […]

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