The best things about a writer’s retreat is … time.
After a period of long, hard slogging … it’s a delight to sink into the peace and quiet of a week away from it all.
But my To Do list is long. And there isn’t enough space for those quiet hours of creative work; there isn’t a spot for the MUSE to land.
I haven’t made a ton of progress on the book.
There is nothing, nothing, NOTHING so crucial for success as a writer as being able to sustain a long-term SLOG.
Just getting started is HUGE. The inner drive to set down that image that won’t leave us alone …
When you’re a writer, you have the career bonus of being your own boss … except …
The refrigerator is a wonderful appliance … On the other hand …
Writing can be … well … isolating. … working alone all day–no companions but my own thoughts. No wonder writers tend to be just a little nuts.
A serious author asks a serious question: what is the best use of computer games?
In revisions, Lynne Jonell explores the serendipity of following her editor’s suggestion, even though she wanted to resist.
My editor suggests that I cut one character out completely.
Early in my career, once I got the revision letter, it would take me 3 MONTHS to move from fury to confusion to hope (and, finally, to revision).
I used to HATE revision letters. My reactions followed a predictable pattern …
At long last, the revision letter arrives! Lynne Jonell reflects on this part of the publication process.