Queries

Every writer goes through bouts of depression. Or more accurately I guess, bouts of self-doubt. I suppose right now I’m going through another one. It starts with queries. These sweet little letters of torture to agents and/or publishers drive me mad. I’ve read at least a hundred of them now, …

Melancholy

Lately I’ve been feeling melancholy.  It’s a great word, you should look it up.  I know people frown on using big words, but I enjoy having a rich vocabulary and being able to resort to a wide variety of words to express my meaning.  I lump all that “speak simply” …

23,714

23.714 words.  As of this morning, January 20th, I’ve written 23,714 words of literature.  I’m pretty gobsmacked by that number, actually.  It’s more than 4,500 words above the amount I set for myself based on a daily expected average of 959 words.  I’ve completed one story but for the ending, …