Category Archives: WIP

The Key to Being a Productive Writer

By | February 5, 2013

There is one key thing to do when you want to be a productive writer. You simply write. And write and write and write. I had not worked on my latest MS (tentatively titled “Many Waters”) for about 2 months. It was a NaNoWriMo effort, and after NaNoWriMo was over, I just couldn’t look at… Read More »

Q&A Part Two: The Birth of the Novel

By | August 3, 2012

The book Stars in the Texas Sky is about growing up in the small Texas town of Windmill in 1952. Buy it here as  Kindle download: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NNSU3U Buy it here as a brand-new paperback from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stars-Texas-Sky-Stephen-Matlock/dp/1477458786 When I started writing, I can’t say I knew how the book would end. The story flowed like… Read More »

Novel Status

By | April 5, 2011

I’ve actually not posted this in a while. I have written approximately 100,000 words for the novel. About 30,000 of them were discarded over time  – saved, actually, into a clippings folder. I’ve been struggling with the last half of the book – the second act, mostly. I take this kid from youth and innocence… Read More »

WIP status: Must Fix

By | January 26, 2011

Currently I’m working on the second draft. About a third of the way through. Some problems I see cropping up: * I have people in the first half of the book who disappear from the second. I think they move the story along, but they need to be involved more. Must fix. * There is… Read More »