Monday, August 31, 2015

Long Journey

We did it. We finally sold our house! 

Signed, sealed and done.

We started this journey 8 months ago and I'm super excited to finish that very long first step. Now I can look forward to finding a new home for our family.

Whew, it's such a relief.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

email change.

I think I've got all the settings changed on the blog and comments but I wanted to inform everyone, my email is changing. sara(dot)bowers(at)cox(dot)net will no longer be working.  My new email is sarapbowers(at)gmail(dot)com. 


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The End

I know everyone has a different style of writing.

Plotter.

Pantster.

Chunks,

Lineary.

Or any combination of the above. My favorite, and what I am, is a chunky pants writer.

Sometimes I write backwards, too.

There's a story I have been mulling over for several months. I've been too busy and stressed to actually write it much, just 100 words here, or 200 there. I just couldn't get into it. Never quite understood the overall arch or characters. Then I discovered the end. Once I wrote where we were going I got excited, then I knew which path to follow.

I thought back and realized, I've done this will each of my novels. Write the beginning, then end, then go and fill in the middle. It's nice to recognize my pattern. I know every book is different, and it is, but having some sort of pattern makes me feel legitimate, more like I know what I'm doing.

Do you have a pattern? How do you write?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Neil GAiman adn Kazuo Ishiguro!

Okay, they're not really on my blog, but I do have a link for you here.  Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro, two amazing authors, have a discussion about genre, writing, reading and books in general. It's a fascinating discussion but it's made me realize how much more I have to learn. Since I mostly write fantasy I especially enjoyed the part about sci-fi/fantasy and the role they play in society.

What did you think of it? Anything stand out to you?