Monthly Archives: June 2015

A New Journal. A New Journey.

Crackin' The WIP

Helping me out again with a guest blog…

By Lee Bradbury

“Writing is the only way I have to explain my own life to myself.” ― Pat Conroy, My Reading Life

I received a new journal the other day as a gift from my husband. It is large and substantial with a black leather cover and clean, crisp lined pages. It feels nice when I hold it. It feels like it could be “something.”

I haven’t written in it yet. The pages remain blank.

That is always where I struggle when I get a new journal. What should I write about first? What initial yet profound thought should I scribble in it to christen the empty pages?

I’ve written in a journal or diary my whole life. I have documented my thoughts, life’s small and not-so-small happenings, and jotted down untidy musings as well as compact reflections of my existence…

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Work in Progress

My post on CtW

Crackin' The WIP

By P.A.Thompson

I’m sure you’ve all noticed I’ve been sort of ‘off and on’ with my posts here. I know I’ve let down my loyal followers and I’m sorry for that.

And now back to the real world.

I am excited. I’m at the point where I can actually ‘smell’ the end of the first draft of my WiP, Dog Tags: The Dog. Or some title similar to that… I guess that’s the working title.

Being a ‘Pantser’, or as us sophisticated pantser types like to call it: “A Developmental Writer”, I’ve been struggling through the middle part of my story. I’ve always had the ending scenes in my head, but these are the scenes that tie up, hopefully, the various pieces of the story. And I’ve had a vague feeling for how the ‘bad guy’ gets taken down, before the wrap up at the finish.

But, my story isn’t…

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