Sunday, March 2, 2014

Second Draft

"Write with the door closed."

They say you're supposed to write your first draft with the door closed. And so I did-- for the entire month of November, I wrote and wrote and wrote without once letting any eye but mine scan the pages. People were getting annoyed with me.

"What did you do this week?"

"I worked on my novel."

"Oh, cool. Can I read it?"

"Um... you're not really supposed to let anyone read the first draft... it needs editing." Then the person would say it couldn't be that bad, come on, won't you please let me read it? When I finally told them outright NO, they'd say:

"Oh, well-- will you at least tell me what it's about?"

"Can't tell. It's a secret."

My friends and family were getting really ticked off.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Without description, we wouldn't know what our favorite characters look like. Without description, we would be confused about what was happening in the book. Without description, writing would be bland and choppy.

It's obvious that books need adjectives and adverbs as much as the human body needs oxygen.

In Love

I am aware that I haven't been posting much on writing lately. Sorry about that-- I'll get back to it in a few days. Meanwhile, here's another "journaling" post.

Okay, guys, I am so in love with Shutterfly right now!

This post is probably not about what you thought it was at first. :)