On Finishing What You Start and Binge Watching Buffy

I completed a 1st draft of a 90,000 word WIP last week. It as the same manuscript I started and wrote 50,000 of during NaNoWriMo. Between November 30th and December 18th, I wrote another 40,000 words. Naturally, my head just about exploded. I was emotionally gutted, from finishing the manuscript and events within it, so … Continue reading

Joss Whedon Avenged

It’s about time. I have been watching Joss Whedon shows for years – if you know anything about me, you know that he is my idol.  I love everything he creates. The man and Buffy Summers basically raised me. Firefly was a revelation, and I was a Dollhouse fan even when others couldn’t quite get … Continue reading

In Which I Return to the Land of the Writers

Last march I was working on a story. I really liked it, felt connected to it, but there was something missing. Something just wasn’t quite clicking. I was excited by the idea but there was conflict missing from the narrative. So inevitably, another idea took, an idea that has captured my brain since my angsty … Continue reading

I Don’t Believe in Sidekicks

No, seriously – I tried sidekicks.  I tried the kid who runs along behind the hero, taking notes while the hero kicks butt. I tried the boy/girl who is quirky and has weird hair and is madly in love with the protagonist. I tried the best friend who wishes he/she could be in the spotlight … Continue reading