Re-reading the manuscript before I can finish, and thinking back on the ones that got away…
Cracks in the foundation, and spending a week on one chapter.
Avoiding infodump and “telling” backstory in interesting ways.
The alternating joy and drudgery of the writing life.
Using what I’ve learned recently to level up for a new project.
Career concerns and caring for your creativity.
Waiting for the spaceship to come scoop me up.
Staying mentally strong through current events, and using restraint in writing decisions.
Working on my writing schedule and considering the form factor of the new novel.
A look back at the year that was.