A New Direction for the Blog

write a journalI need motivation.  Yeah, I’ve written about five novels now, but I still need motivation to sit down at the computer and write.  I also have a busy household with four kids, a full time job that is more than full time (I teach English and manage an alternative education program) so finding time to write is a monumental task sometimes.

Sometimes I’m just plain tired after a long day of teaching and trying to keep at-risk students in school.

So I hit upon an idea.

I am going to use this blog to vent about my daily writing efforts.  I plan to post something every day I write (I don’t write on Wednesdays or Fridays) as kind of a process for writing book 2 in the “Five Rims” series.

The first book is The Terminarch Plot and can be found by clicking to the right of this text.  I’m currently working on The Terminarch War and am a little over 3500 words in.  Today I kind of hit a wall with the story even though I sort of have the thing outlined, but I haven’t been that serious about it.

The point is that I need to get cracking on an outline, and today I started working on that.  Having a couple of weeks off for Christmas break is wonderful for a writer, that is if you spend that time writing rather than the usual open-gifts-and-run-to-the-store things.

I’ll still post writing tips as they come up, but this way I’ll post almost daily and keep the writing juices flowing, pretty much why I started this blog in the first place.

Oh well.  Back to the novel!  Later, kids.

Published by Roger Colby, Novelist, Editor

Roger Colby is a novelist and teacher who has taught English for nearly two decades. He is also an avid reader of science fiction who feels, like many other sci-fi readers, that he has read everything. He writes science fiction for the reader who is looking for the next best thing, something to excite them into reading again. This blog is his journey as a writer and his musings about writing. He also edits manuscripts for a fee and is an expert at helping you reach your full potential as a writer.

3 thoughts on “A New Direction for the Blog

  1. The more I read your blog articles, the more I love your blog. You have a way of connecting on a personal level, of reaching inside authors like me and putting words on the ideas that like to flit around the brain without form until something forces them to stand still and be recognized. You are an inspiration.

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