• Maureen Bush

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

In my no-brain-for-writing-ness, I’ve been rereading Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. It’s brilliant. When I read it, story ideas shift and rise up from deep inside. I love to sit with it and see what comes up. Not having a brain is probably a help, as there’s no analysis, no judgement – just letting ideas emerge. I’ve learned that sick times are often productive this way. Perhaps ideas need fallow time to grow.


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  • Maureen Bush

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

I have a cold, and no brain for writing. I do have moments of energy, so I’m sorting through my office, my poor overcrowded, multitasking office. Computer room for three people, office for two, storage for anything that doesn’t have a home anywhere else. I want all the space, for me, for writing. More than anything, I want a sideboard so I can stack separate projects and not have them all in a single muddled pile on my desk. Someday. In the meantime, kleenex in hand, I sort and search for more dreck to get rid of.


Maureen

  • Maureen Bush

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

The first round of editing comments for the sequel to The Nexus Ring has arrived! The story starts at Castle Mountain (see photo).

I’m really excited. I never expected this to happen, but I actually enjoy editing. I like working with a professional editor who can look at the story with new eyes, find the weak spots and help me fix them. I like seeing the story improve as it’s polished and refined. I even like learning the incredibly picky rules of editing so that I can correct them myself next time. Most of all, I love how much better a story is once we’re finished.


I’m eager to leap in, but my desk is covered in presents and wrapping paper, and I have a list of Christmas baking to tackle. I guess editing will be my post-Christmas treat. Did I really write that? Weird. Merry Christmas. Maureen