I  am writing a second novel. I naturally thought that since I have written one already, this second one would be just like falling off a log.

That was a delusion! Books that people enjoy reading have to have plots. Action. Conflicts. Resolutions. Imagery. Interesting characters.

I am not very good with plots. Forget the imagery. You know how some writers can wax lyrically about the dust on a windowsill? All I can come up with is “the windowsill was dusty.” Conflicts aren’t my problem–all I have to do is think about my favorite soap opera for those. Characters? I’m good there.

So this is my excuse for the brevity of this post. I have to finish this manuscript and get it off to my publisher by the beginning of October. I have to get cracking.

Did I mention that I am not that great at plotting?


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