Love teaches tolerance, tolerance teaches strength.
Nothing special about those words, I just wanted to share them.
Anyways, I’m already halfway through my first pass of my latest work in progress. I’m a firm believer in the editing process, as that’s where I believe the stories are perfected.
First draft is where they are made, everything else is polish.
I usually go over a work two to three times before I send it to my first line of editors, but the first time is always the most fun in my mind.
As I’ve said before, I’m mostly a panster, so I don’t plan the encounters you run into in my book. I only look one scene ahead, while keeping in mind all the scenes behind.
The reason I bring up method is I see authors asking and talking about it all the time. My response to them is always the same. It doesn’t matter how you write, as long as you write! The only way you lose at writing is to stop doing the work to perfect your book.
The Snowflake Method, Signpost Method, Note cards, whatever you do to keep track of your universe, as long as you’re working on it, you’re winning in writing.
I’m constantly saying everyone has their story to tell, and that I support just about anyone willing to take and put their feelings onto the page. Just because I won’t read your story, just because I don’t like your genre, doesn’t mean I can’t offer you any support. It costs me nothing but time to help.
There’s a saying that time is money. I agree, time is money. But it’s so much more than that, and we are the ones who choose to define it.