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March 10, 2014


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Juli Page Morgan

"Invisible court reporter!" That's the most accurate and succinct term for the writing process I've ever seen! *bows before Donna murmuring "I'm not worthy"*

And Lord Wastrel up there? Dang. Hang on, I'm gonna scroll back up and look at him again.

Dang! :)

Donna Cummings

Juli, "invisible court reporter" is the term I use on the GOOD days. On the not-so-good days, well, it can feel like I'm trying to direct a bunch of caffeine-wired 2nd graders in the school play. LOL

Feel free to scroll back up and look at Lord Wastrel. I definitely enjoy the view. :)


I love to hear other writers' writing process! Of these questions, I think #2, how my work differs from others in the genre, is the one I hadn't really thought of before. I guess that might be a lead-in to #3, WHY I write -- to bring to life what I didn't even know I wanted to be a little different in what I read. :) I guess that's food for thought for when I answer these questions next week!

Lorraine Paton

Thank you for thinking of me, Donna! I love that your process is messy! It makes me feel not so alone when I think about my own. ;)

And, I can't wait for Lord Wastrel!

Donna Cummings

Melissa, I love hearing how everyone does things too! I used to think I had to do it the same as everyone else, but then I realized I just do things my own way, and now I'm fine with that. :)

I'm looking forward to your answers next week!

Donna Cummings

Lorraine, it makes ME feel better when I hear someone else's writing process is messy too! But creating something out of nothing is bound to have some messy parts, right? I'm glad you're looking forward to Lord Wastrel -- hopefully, soon-ish. :) Can't wait to see your answers next week too!

Mae Clair

Donna, I tend to think of my writing process being messy too. As long as it works is all that matters, and it obviously works for you -- look at all you've done!

BTW, I'm glad you write characters who banter back and forth. It's always so much fun. I can't wait to see what everyone is up to in Lord Wastrel, including the very imperial Aphrodite! :)

Donna Cummings

Mae, I think creativity is just a messy thing, and I tend to forget that because I'm just looking at the cleaned-up, polished, purty result. LOL But until it gets to that point. . . yep, definitely messy!

And thanks for the reminder of what I've accomplished. I forget that sometimes, when I'm down here in the muck trying to make the newest story work. LOL "Imperial" is such a great descriptor of Aphrodite. Hopefully she'll use those powers to help get this story done!

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