Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Yes, I'm still here… and still writing

Rumors of my death are false. I'm still alive and kicking and trying to squeeze in some writing whenever and however I can. I'm relying more and more on Office Live Workspace for those days when I don't have my laptop with me. It's working out pretty well; I'd like to do another blog post on the topic as a follow-up. Stay tuned for that.

Now, however, I've slowed the blogging, including doing weekly writing updates because I've been finding it harder and harder of late to make any significant progress. I hate to just post that I didn't make any progress week in and week out—of course, here I am doing just that.

On writing… I did take a couple of weeks off. I needed the time to step away from my current project (the one I'd been posting weekly about). I like the characters. I like the story. But still, it was missing something. To that end, I've started over on the editing. Page 1. With a mind towards adding another layer to the story and, in particular, to one character. The end result is that I hopefully end up with a better story. Whether I accomplish that or not… we'll have to see.

So, it's back to writing for me. Blogging will likely be kept to a minimum while I concentrate on wrapping up this novel. But I'll be around and back on the blogging thing in time.

Comments (1) -

  • Adrian

    4/10/2009 1:41:07 PM | Reply

    We all need a little break every now and again.  It helps keep us fresh.  We have other things to do besides writing.  For me, it's guilt-free when I take a "creative break".  I just try to feed my creative soul during that time, and get some rest.  Fatigue is often a factor.  You've put in a lot of work and it is a marathon after all, so by all means step back every once in a while.  At least, that's my opinion.  Best wishes with your novel in progress, according to your timetable.