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

When you try to wrap your head around your own thoughts to make sure you can keep going. That lone paper above the top shown table leg is actually another couple chapters. Doing everything I can to make this happen #writers #write #novel #novels #noir #reader #read #reading #book #books #indyhall_arts #handwritten #transcribe #doittoitlars #wordseveryday #OfTheNight

When you try to wrap your head around your own thoughts to make sure you can keep going. That lone paper above the top shown table leg is actually another couple chapters. Doing everything I can to make this happen #writers #write #novel #novels #noir #reader #read #reading #book #books #indyhall_arts #handwritten #transcribe #doittoitlars #wordseveryday #OfTheNight