I applied for a grant but I didn’t get it. How on earth would I write my next book?
When Lynne Jonell finishes a book, her reaction takes her by surprise .… every time.
In a fantasy, the writer builds a world. It has new rules …
Editing the first draft … there are some inconsistencies, for sure.
Yep, I’ve completed the FIRST DRAFT, but the book isn’t done YET; there are miles to go before I sleep.
It is hard to express what this moment means.
The book is chugging along. Something happens when I get close to the end …
Writing a story is a little like starting up a train …
Have you found yourself in one of these life-altering moments? Lynne Jonell shares her anguish.
In which the author must call her editor to let her know she can’t meet the deadline.
In which the author Lynne Jonell contemplates the real meaning of a contract to write and complete a book.
Lynne Jonell is feeling responsible. “The story comes timidly, like an orphan clad in rags, half seen in the shadows.”
I have never yet failed to meet a deadline. But my greatest responsibility is …
I’m writing a time travel novel, but, oh, the research!
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.