B.E. Sanderson (her blog’s great, by the way, if you haven’t been) asked yesterday if I’d read Natalie M. Roberts’ Tutu Deadly. I just want to say, yes! If you like cozy mysteries, you’ll love this refreshing setting of murder in the ballet world of over-competitive moms and their precious dancing prodigies. Heck, if you teach, or if you have kids in dance, you’ll love it, too. I have no doubt this series is going to have a solid following.
So ... (insert graceful transition, LOL)
Do you write in cycles? How do the words come out for you?
I’m just curious if I’m weird or normal. I don’t mind being either. Yesterday was what I call "grinding," to borrow a poker term. Little by little, word by word, I grind the words out.
Some days, I have "dialogue days," where all that comes out on the page are these talking heads doing nothing but conflicting with each other in words.
And then some days are "story snippet days," where flashes of story come out in little tiny bursts of ideas, but the words, um, don’t write. I can only take notes.
The rarest of all are what I call "writing days." I love these days. I sit down, and what comes out on the page is real writing. You know, vivid (or so I think) description, coherent sentences ... flow. I sit back and think, okay, that’s writing.
I like those days best.