Up next is the second book/short story of The Goldspinners. I'm a little less than half way through the rough draft, so at my current pace I might have it up and ready in the spring of 2016.
What is your writing process?
My writing process can be described as a Jack Russell barking and jumping at a window. There's a lot of energy and noise expended, but not a lot to show for it at times. In the same token, I'm persistent, so that has to count for something, right?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy reading what I write. Or is it wrote? Or is it have written? Regardless, I can't tell you how many times I start editing, and I end up reading parts of my story just because I like it. I can't imagine writing something I didn't like. I have a few stories and chapters that will never see the light of your computer screen because I don't like them.
This isn't to say all of my stories are happy. Sometimes a good tragedy is in order. I think my first short story, "A Big Red Mess" is a prime example of a tragedy. By no means is it a happy ending, but of all of the stories I've worked on, it was my favorite. I felt compelled to keep coming back to it, and therefore, it was ready before the rest of my stories.
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