Tag: Writing Process


Barfly is finished. 68,708 words and 23 chapters. It only took me 25 days (from November 21st to Jan 14th) to write from beginning to end. I’m sitting here amazed by that […]


Received another rejection letter today. The total is now 15 rejection letters with 1 of positive feedback. Break it down further and it’s this: 6 no responses, 9 actual rejection letters. And […]

Permission to Write

From Jeff: Without a doubt, however, your biggest strength is in your characters.  I like them enough that I could probably write my own stories with them. Helen could be very, very […]


dis-cour-age (verb) 1. to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit. That’s how I am feeling right now. Discouraged. I often find myself comparing myself to friends who are also writing. […]