I Have Some Bad News
In which the author must call her editor to let her know she can’t meet the deadline.
The Contract, It Arrives!!
In which the author Lynne Jonell contemplates the real meaning of a contract to write and complete a book.
My Greatest Responsibility
Lynne Jonell is feeling responsible. “The story comes timidly, like an orphan clad in rags, half seen in the shadows.”
Not One But Four!
I’m writing a time travel novel, but, oh, the research!
Big and Blank
Beginning a new chapter. The page is BIG and BLANK. I know where my characters are but I don’t have the faintest idea what is going to happen next.
The Weasel Whisperer
Some writers have a muse. What is not so commonly known is that all writers have an anti-muse. I call mine “The Weasel.”
Life does not stop …
An elderly relative has dementia. Caring for her has left me drained. I try to write but can’t …
Of course you go on vacation to see family and friends, but if you are also trying to write, it means a certain amount of sneaking off.
Writing on Vacation!!
Is it a good Idea? Read on …
A Bit of Noise
I really do like the coffee shop for writing. That little bit of noise and movement takes up just a little of my attention …
Must. Get. Out.
Third rainy day in a row … outside the Ivory Tower.
Does Research Count?
Lots of people ask me for advice on writing.That’s a hard one to answer. Writing is personal, and it’s different for everyone. But people are curious about my process, the daily practice of my craft.They think that hearing about my process might help them in their own work. Maybe it will. At any rate, it is a question