A place packed full of histories and stories. I stood in the same spot someone great once stood. Inspiring.
Writing the End… First
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.
North Dakota, USA
I have never seen a landscape the same as North Dakota. Truly a unique place.
3 Ways I Overcome Writer’s Block
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.
Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
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?
Alnwick Castle, England, United Kingdom
Filming location for Harry Potter. A beautiful piece of history still alive today.
How Do I Know When I’m Done?
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?