A Question of Timing

So, I’m not always great at guiding readers through the passage of time, but even I can tell that two months is plenty of time in which to both consult an attorney and enter a plea “quickly and expeditiously.” I suspect the good senator has his lawyer on speed dial.

If you have to lie to yourself, sir, that’s one thing. If you lie to me, though, you’ll find I’m a somewhat more critical audience.

Writing Meme

Kelly started it, and while I’m feeling too busy to play, I’m also feeling like a bad mother to my blog, so here goes.

What do you find _______ about writing?

Hardest? Making sure the plot makes it to the surface of the story.

Easiest? Dialog and character tics.

Most fun? Breaking the rules, with malice aforethought, and making it work.

Most tedious? Submissions. I’d much rather just write, but I know I need to keep measuring myself against the higher standard to make myself improve.

Coolest? Discovering that maybe I did know how to do that after all. It’s always nice when I hit the dreaded bit and just write right through it.

Least cool? Knowing that in some ways, I’m ten to fifteen years behind the trends in my genre.

Best? Being able to scratch that creative itch and know that what I made beats the hell out of any sticker-laden, ribbon-bound, specialty-sheared, cutesy, disposable scrapbook.

Worst? Never quite grasping what I’m reaching for.