I’ve always been fearful of something, spiders, my father, losing my kids or my wife, but last night I had one of those writing epiphanies.
I write Science Fiction, Fantasy, and horror because they’re what I feel comfortable with.
I write them because writing something literary or something that wouldn’t be considered popular fiction scares the shit out of me.
I have moments in my writing where the words flow like wine in Napa, moments where the words don’t tell you what’s going on in the story but you see the cloud formations, catch the protagonists eye and feel their pain, unfortunately, those are only moments.
For me, these moments are the glimmer of better writing, the shining example of where my writing could go if I were to allow it.
I have a book to finish this month, though it may push into June. I also have a second draft of another book to complete by June, that one will be done by June.
For the summer, I’ll be working on my craft. I won’t write a book this summer, I will improve my ability to craft them though.
This summer I’ll work on improving my craftsmanship.
Who’s down for doing this with me?