A Moment’s Pause

Today’s pithy and profound observation:

If I’m more excited to read Pretties than I am about writing my own book, I’d better be figuring out how to reverse the situation.

The Winter the Troll Danced with Old Nick is coming together in a craftastic fashion. But story, where is thy zing?

How can I expect others to be hyped about it if I’m not passionate about it? It’s well-crafted, but it doesn’t make me feel sparkly.

Well, poop. I’ve got to be ruminating on this. What do you all think about the passion to craft ratio, and pulling your readers in?


ETA: All right you guys, I get it. Your own book is more like a long term relationship, which isn’t always sparkly. The cool new book is more like the endorphine-inducing first kiss. Advice taken, and stance appreciated.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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