Tag «process»

Embracing Your Zero Moment

I wrote this blog post in response to a prompt from DIYMFA.com. I’m a bit behind the curve in terms of timing, but I wanted to write this post anyway, so it gave me an excuse. Embrace Your Zero Moment The hardest step in your creative development is the “zero moment,” the point where you …

Out to Beta Readers

So this week I finished up my rough draft of The Storyteller. I then went through and did a quick read of the entire book, fixed up a few things, held myself back from fixing other things, and then compiled and sent it out to my beta readers. There’s not much more to my week …

Colorizing my Scenes

In case you haven’t noticed yet, I like colors and I like organization. I had a color system for my notes and so it shouldn’t surprise you that I have a color system for my files within Scrivener. Here’s a picture of it: Dark Red = Concept. Those are scenes where there’s not even necessarily …

Now My Rough Draft is Really Done?

I finally completed the last fight of The Storyteller. However, it’s hard to give myself credit for it when I know how much more work there is to do. I know I should give myself credit for finishing, but when I say it’s done, I feel like it really should be done …you know? At …

Miniatures to Play Out a Fight Scene

So I wanted to do this post last week, and then life got in the way, so here I am getting it done now. Last week I worked on the final fight in the Cinderella tale, which has a lot of moving parts. I decided the best way to keep track of everything was to …