October in the Melanie Milburne Writing cave…er, dungeon…
There are times in a writer’s life when things don’t go according to plan. A story idea blooms in my head like the first gloriously fragrant rose of spring, but a few writing days later it wilts and those velvet petals fall and create a mess on my desk. Part of the art of writing is knowing what to keep and what to delete, or if not delete, then put aside to use part thereof later. No writing is ever wasted. Putting words into sentences and paragraphs is like going on training runs for a marathon. Those early painful runs make you stronger and fitter for the final day when you run towards, and hopefully cross, the finish line. My finish line is 40,000 words away but I am determined to get over the line!