Artistic Apprehension

It seeps into the room the moment you are faced with major rewriting. Some part of your story is off, and you may have some idea how to fix it, but the size of the problem—like needing a new protagonist, a completely different setting, or a new plot—is so daunting that you don’t want to … Continue reading Artistic Apprehension

Failing Forwards

So I didn’t make it. I stormed the castle of literary success only to be turned away by a feather, to have a few grains of sand move more quickly than my fingers. I was on track to finish revising my novel in a month, and then I discovered another character (you’d think after all … Continue reading Failing Forwards