When you stop your own work because your day job reminds you it exists. Big ups to @peteholmes and his podcast for providing some wonderful commentary the last couple days. It was extremely enjoyable and useful as I look to step up after having to step away. #writers #write #novel #novels #read #OfTheNight #handwritten #edit #firstdraftvomitdraft #indyhall_arts

“Boss – it’s me. You were right. They know your name now” That’s the last line I wrote tonight. Not posting updates lately doesn’t reflect not working. What I’ve realized is pretty much everything I do is working on #OfTheNight. If it’s taking a step back, or a break, or editing, or watching a favorite TV show, or reading a comic, or whatever…it all contributes to the final product in a constructive way I’m not going to meet my May 1st deadline. I’m not upset though. This isn’t about meeting a self-prescribed deadline. It’s about making an engaging, breathing story…

This is what the #editing horse looks like. Not feeling well enough to do #NightOwls @indyhall_arts (womps) but I’m not letting tonight slide #readers #read #writers #write #writing #writersofinstagram, #book #books #novel #novels #noir #OfTheNight #wordseveryday

This is everything I’ve written for #OfTheNight, save for a couple pages. I’m pausing to edit in an attempt to straighten out the story. Writing is like wearing a dress shirt – it’s bound to get wrinkled and will occasionally need to be pressed #writing #writers #novel #novels #books #book #noir #read #readers #indyhall_arts #handwritten #transcribe #wordseveryday