Friday, 26 November 2010

Searching, searching...

I'm blogging about our search for a new addition to our family today at Over the Backyard Fence.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Bad, bad blogger

Oh dear, it's been ages since I last posted. Can't believe where the time has gone. I've been working though, and trying to get to grips with the latest WiP which has given me some angst. This has been the hardest book I've written and I'm not sure why. Doubts have crept in about the process, my ability, and pretty much everything else. I keep getting bogged down and it's been hard clawing out of the mire. Writing-wise, I've gone for days without a coherent thought and it's been scary. Thankfully, I'm back on track now and enjoying the process again.

One of the things I have been doing during this lean writing spell is to read about the writing process and listed below are some great books I've found which have helped get me back in the saddle:

Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass - do the exercises, they really help focus the mind
The Plot Thickens by Noah Lukeman - a pick-up/put-down book with great writing prompts
The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes and Heroines by Cowden, LaFever,Viders - informative and motivational
On Writing by Stephen King - funny and inspirational

I've loads more on my bookshelf and plan to work through them all, but writing comes first and it's by writing, writing, writing that we really learn our craft.

Have fun.