Throughout most of my rough draft, discouragement was my biggest obstacle. And I thought, having completed a novel already, I wouldn't have the same discouraging thoughts bombarding me during my second book. Well, I was wrong.
One angle of the most iconic view in the desert city.
For the past two weeks I've been in a cleaning frenzy.
How many words should a writer write in a day if they could?
Last week, the first publisher I submitted to rejected my novel.
A name is essentially the first impression your reader has of your character. So naming your character is important. Like, really important. How do you choose a name?
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.
I went and stared for hours, but alas I did not see Nessie. Imagining a monster under the water was better than encountering one in real life.
A stronghold and lookout tower. As I stood gazing from below, my imagination roamed over story after story that I created for such a place.