Writing Excuses 12.48 – Reflection

This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now as a blogging idea.

I’ve wanted to do a “reactions” post for things I learn or view with regards to writing. Sometimes that will take the form of review or breakdown.

But I’ve also just wanted to do short reflections as well – less revised, more direct.

So, I’m going to try to do a reflection post every Monday after listening to the most recent Writing Excuses episode – mostly since that’s when I get to listen to them (commuting to and from work) and it’s an easy thing that will let me get my thoughts down. Not going to worry about summarizing the episode or even commenting on what was said, only insofar as how it made me feel and what it made me think. (I’ve already said more about this than intended, so here goes).


In contemplating a series and how to write them, I was heartened to hear all the presenters say to go find an agent AFTER finishing the first book in a series, which means I haven’t wasted all this time trying to get Betrayed in the best shape I can.

I like the interplay with the presenters about how to think about plotting or planning out a series. And about planning out a first book that is “complete” with series potential.

This episode, there wasn’t anything I found myself outright disagreeing with or thinking had been extensively covered elsewhere.

Also, I’m a fan of the new presenter setup with a “Provo Team” and a “Chicago Team”. The interplay is great and it’s nice getting new view points.

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