On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

Personal notes on writing techniques, writing a novel, my writing career and threading your way through publishing a book.

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

A Year Ago

Do you ever wonder where you were a year ago? Occasionally I do, and occasionally I go look. On this computer, I was messing with a .jpg of Heart Duel, why, I don't know. I also wrote the first part of Chapter 16 of Echoes in the Dark (called 16SFAWworking -- Singer For A World). I glanced at Chapter 16 of the actual book and about a third of what's in the first pages was in that working chapter.

So, is that heartening or not? I guess I like to look back to assure myself that my writing life has improved. Since then, the whole Lladranan series has been published and reissued. I've finished book 13, Heart Change, and despite some superstitious misgivings, it actually got done. Heart Journey is coming along. I've committed to three more Luna books (though I still haven't seen the contracts).

I have progressed. I am progressing. I am VERY happy with the Word Wars thing (I think I posted that here).

Right now I am at a writing conference so I was thinking about career, etc. (though it is rarely far from my mind).

And now I guess I'll go collapse in a strange bed.

May you enjoy the knowledge that you are getting better every day.



Blogger NewGuyDave said...

Interesting thoughts on careers and progressions. Do you think this is common with writers to be aware of progression, or is it just a constant fight to meet deadlines?

Enjoy the con. See you at word wars!

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Reader... don't follow the herd! Be a maverick! 13 is a very lucky number indeed.
Break a leg!

9:44 AM  
Blogger FantasyAuthor RobinDOwens said...

Dave, good seeing you at Word Wars. I think most everyone looks at progression, and writers are aware of it as they inch up their career goals.


7:39 AM  

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