Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Future Posting Plans

I've been giving some thought to my pattern of blog posting of late, and decided to actually put up a brief post on those thoughts.

First, I plan to slow down on the number and frequency of story sample posts. I hope you're all enjoying them, but as I have pointed out before, they are only rough draft versions and need lots of work before the story as a whole is a polished and complete novel. I never intended to publish the entire rough draft in samples, but just enough to whet your appetites for more.

Second, I will begin posting more about writing itself, some of the writing habits that I have developed, how I get ideas, and other topics of a more meta-writing nature. Hopefully for those who also write, or are interested in writing, these will be both informative and entertaining.

Third, after I have finished the rough draft and begun polishing the scenes, one by one, I will begin posting samples of them as well. And I intend to do some kind of comparisons, before/after kind of samples, so that you can see how the story evolved over time. Personally I think that's going to be a lot of fun.

So that's about it. You'll keep seeing posts from me once or twice a week, but the number of samples will drop off as I focus on writing the rough draft itself and blogging about writing-related topics.

Thanks for reading! Also, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them. I have seen the web traffic to my site growing steadily over time, so I know you're out there, even if you are keeping quiet.

- Dave


  1. I'm looking forward to your writing-related posts. Don't know if you're looking for topic suggestions or not, but I'm going to throw one your way anyway. :) I know you're an outliner. As a "pantser" who would probably benefit from a little more structure in my writing process, I would love to read your take on the process of outlining a story.

  2. That's a good idea, I'll definitely use it.