Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First Post in 2011!

What an awkward year to type! 2011. It doesn't even sound right. It doesn't roll off the tongue like 2010 did, nor does it have any great significance like our upcoming year, 2012. If the first part of it is any indication, however, this will prove to be my best year ever!

Unfortunately, I don't have a completed Book One in my hands (or hard drive) as I was hoping I would. As I'm toiling over this rewrite, I'm just not feeling it like I did previous drafts. I love my outline, I love my new characters and the changes to the old ones, but I'm having a hard time using them to fill a whole young adult book. As such, I'm going back to the drawing board (or the writer's board, so to speak) and trying to figure out what would make my little high school adventure more exciting and engaging... to me, the writer, if no one else.

Don't take that to mean that I'm resting on my laurels, loyal followers. (And where did that expression come from? Leave a comment below if you know its origins!) I'm turning my attention back to writing short stories in the hopes of provoking some breakthroughs in my trilogy, so expect new entries in The Everyday Divinities Project over the next few months. I'm also reading more, which is something I keep forgetting to do as a writer, and just started the great Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

And, of course, I'll be updating my blog more, having largely neglected it for the past couple months. I have The Hero's Journey to finish up, and the latest entry of that is half written as we speak. (Read? Write? I hate getting all meta in my blog.) I also have more Between the Lines stories to write up, as well as all new quotes and quick takes to round things out.

2011 may not sound thrilling, but good things are on the horizon this year. Stay tuned, loyal followers, to see how events unfold!


  1. Laurel wreaths used to be worn by senators as well as awarded to athletes in ancient times. The phrase "resting on your laurels" refers to a person relying on past accomplishments and being lazy because they did something great way back then.

    Also yay! Write more!

  2. see Kal's deconstruction of The King's Speech and Black Swan, accessible from


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