Month: January 2018

Phrase of the Week: Pushing Your Luck

I am delighted to report 54,459 words tonight, a finished myth, and the first draft of the next scene is complete. I’m having to wrench myself away from an immediate rewrite, because when the writing is fun, it’s easy to overextend yourself and the…

Making the Myth

This has been an intense week, and writing-wise I probably made it a little harder than it had to be, but I think I’m getting something good out of it. The time has come for the almost inevitable mythical backstory of my world, which…

Delightful Ideas, My Darlings

First things first: 49,839 words, and the first draft of section two of episode three is done. Second, this writing session is why I don’t rigidly outline. I have milestones, I have a road map (I also have an actual map), but I have…

Names in Fantasy

Yesterday was my first critique session with my new writing group, which really is an excellent one. One of the subjects I was concerned about, and a subject we discussed a few times, was names. There’s a few issues at play here. One, for…

Phrase of the Week: Overpowered

47,768 words, still working on the first scene of episode three. I’ve got a name for the episode now, and a good idea of where I’m headed as well as what dangers Marrok, IoliĆ«, and their merry band will face as they travel. The…