Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Ascending Story

Writing a novel is about creating a series of focused and unfocused moments, sometimes even within each scene.

There are times when you need to stop and concentrate, knowing the history of thoughts and feelings one character has for another in order to properly convey an interaction.

There are times when you need to let the words wander.

Like life, it's not always about knowing where you're going to end...but making sure you're paying attention while you're in the moment.


  1. Very Zen Brian, living in the moment even in your novels.

  2. In an odd way, I'm only living in the moment within the novel because as I write, I'm escaping reality...momentarily.