About Me: life as a writer (part petit four)

I put up a fight so brilliant, I won–I finished my first novel. Now I’m fighting for my second; only 25,000 words deep, and I’m already considering a pretty major reconstruction. This decision, I never make lightly, mostly because I have trouble letting go of the “perfect.” Perfect scenes, perfect dialogue, perfect character motivation. I know this struggle is not mine alone.

I have developed my own set of writing rules–four little rules that don’t leave a bitter taste in my mouth.

  1. Use my editor brain to make those difficult decisions.
  2. Never delete ANYTHING–save the cut-outs in separate folders.
  3. Outline.
  4. Listen to my characters, but show them who’s boss when they need a kick in the ass.



Published by Kindra M. Austin

Author of fiction, poetry, and very sweary social commentary. Editor, and co-founder of Indie Blu(e) Publishing. Co-founder of Blood Into Ink, and Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen.

12 thoughts on “About Me: life as a writer (part petit four)

  1. On a good day I’ve written six hundred words
    I’ve tried to do stories with characters
    But I can’t seem to stay with it
    My art is the same if I spend
    To much time it drives me crazy
    I’ve done like five piece in a setting
    But that no more than forty five minutes a piece
    God a whole story
    Will I’ll cheer you on
    Good luck
    As always Sheldon

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