A place packed full of histories and stories. I stood in the same spot someone great once stood. Inspiring.
The problem I faced as I started in chapter one was I didn’t have a solid plan for the first fifth of my book… As I wrote it, it felt boring. So, I switched it up and decided to write the end first.
I could stare for hours at the same statue and still discover new things.
I have never seen a landscape the same as North Dakota. Truly a unique place.
Writer’s block. All writers know the feeling. Sitting down to write, but the daunting view of the paper/computer screen/typewriter/etc leaves you paralyzed and wordless.
I love the colors that change in the light of sunrise and the haze of day.
Outside the Louvre in Paris. One of my favorite museums.
I bought a bottle of champagne part-way through writing the first draft of my book last year. So far, I’ve finished my first draft, I’ve finished three very serious edits, I’ve finished and sent it off to peers to read, and I’ve finished editing again. Have I opened that bottle of champagne?
Filming location for Harry Potter. A beautiful piece of history still alive today.
Every time I read my manuscript again, I always find ways to make it better and things to fix or add. So how do I know when I’m done?