My Muse Refuses to Plot

I have a confession to make.  It’s been months since I’ve written anything worthwhile in any of my works-in-progress.  Each story is plotted and I can clearly see every scene and ending, but the words to show my characters’ journeys have been more elusive than spotting a blind albino papermaker riding a three-legged flatulent horse.

This morning in my twilight sleep the answer to my dilemma finally came.  I’m a pantser, not a plotter. Continue reading

Getting It Right the First Time

The day got away from me. I don’t sleep well at night, but I seem to be more tired than usual. I think it must be all the pine tree pollen swirling in the air.

On a positive note, I had a breakthrough on a scene over which I’d been stewing. It’s not even a scene I’m working on at the moment, but I can see it down the road. I’d been wondering how my hero’s “ah-hah” moment Continue reading