Some Drawings

I am feeling too down to write today, so I thought I would share some drawings of mine. I haven’t actually done much drawing lately at all, but I hope to get back into the habit soon. I would like to be good enough to produce artwork for my books and maybe even produce a comic strip one day.  All these drawings come from early 2016.

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Writer’s Diary: Narrative Creep

Ok, yesterday was a big day of writing for me.  I wrote over 5,000 words in total on various writing projects.  I was determined to get part 5 of Space Fall out at all costs.  Eventually I finished part 5 and it came out at ~4,250 words.  I actually wanted it to be longer, somewhere in the 6,000 word range.  However, it was getting close to midnight and I decided to compromise on the mental plan I had for the outline of my book.  I had planned for it to be 10 parts at 1,500 words each, yet I’m now at part 6 and it’s already 11,000 words!  This phenomenon happens to me often when I am writing, often enough that I’ve started to give it a name: narrative creep.  It’s when a story that’s simple enough in the planning stages takes on a life of its own and starts growing, possibly exponentially.  While other writer’s complain of writer’s block, my biggest concern is never knowing where to stop.  I generally just want to keep adding to a story until it’s oversized and bloated.  I don’t know if anyone else has this experience? Continue reading “Writer’s Diary: Narrative Creep”