Upcoming Projects: AKA what do I do when I finish Opus

mccree_write1Hey all! This feels like a bit of a ‘cheat’ post. I have the entire ‘My Current Writing Projects and Issues‘ series, after all. But this feels a little different to me. For the first time in, well, what feels like forever…Opus isn’t going to be the bulk of my current writing projects. Once Opus Requiem is done, it goes off to beta-readers. Of course, I’ll need to do another draft, but that always goes faster for me. Always.

That means its time to move on to my next projects…and that’s a little scary, actually.

Each time I think of ending the Opus series my chest gets tight and I can almost feel myself tearing up. As I look at the scenes I have left to write all I can think is ‘I’m not ready for this‘. That’s not going to stop me from writing it, obviously. I’m probably going to cry when I finish the draft though. It kind of feels like I’m leaving behind some very good friends.

Anyway…

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Descriptions in Writing – the rules and how to break them

breaktherulesHey all! This post was inspired by one of my friends. He made a post (warning: moving background on his blog) about tips that made him a better writers over the years. But that post made me think of all the advice I’ve doled out over the years as well. Mainly it’s been advice that I’ve cobbled together from my professors, other sources, and my own experiences. It’s really easy to find writing advice out there – though oftentimes they’re presented as hard rules.

I’ve found that, with writing, rules are often meant to be broken. But that it comes down to knowing when you should be breaking them. And how you should be breaking them.

So how do you know when to do so?

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My Current Writing Projects and Issues: Part 6

gilgawrite2Hey all! Things are going pretty well here. Christmas is rapidly approaching, I’ve got a few things to do that will be taking precedence over writing (I have to make people some things. It’s important!) Though I’ll keep working on my various projects. I’m currently working on a side project that, well, I usually don’t write this kind of thing and that’s all I’m going to say on it!

Anyway. This is another of my favorite series of blog posts. I used to be against doing posts that had ‘part 1’ and ‘part 2’ and so on and so forth. I’ve changed my mind. They’re fun because it lets me chronicle what I was struggling with during certain years.

Also, it’s been two years and some change since I did the last of these posts.

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