Anna’s Desk:I am a writer, a novelist. I write in a berry-colored room on a green sofa, or in any coffee shop in West Houston. My objective here is to elaborate on the process, trials, books, and events that pertain to writing, but mostly it's my quiet little wonderland. Please leave comments and check back soon!
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Author Archives: Anna Dawes
[As I had always feared, nursing school took the wind right out of me. I will be better in the future; I will spread myself out with more care. But some places, no matter how long you stay away, are … Continue reading
Am I my character? Are my characters merely expressed versions of repressed facets of my sparkling personality? Oh. Wonderful. My multiple personalities get to be the stars of the show. I go to sleep thinkimg of the same scenes. The … Continue reading
Have not written anything of substance. No, not at all. Weeks away from the process, I feel unclean. Thoughts are lost in clouded water. It all seems complicated. I miss my characters. I wish I could call them. Or, at … Continue reading
I don’t have children. I do have a cat and two dogs. One of those dogs, Kona, is a 60 pound puppy that needs almost constant attention. When she’s not stealing notepads off my desk or chewing a pen until … Continue reading
I have been very naughty this month. NaNo started, of course, on All Hallows’ Eve. But there were too many sweets and forgettable movies to be motivated at midnight. So I began, slowly, the following morning. The Best Intentions I … Continue reading
I have written a lot of terrible fiction. Things I would not stand behind today. Things to which I would not sign my name. A lot of bad fiction; the characters crawling, deformed, from the pages. It took me a … Continue reading
NaNoWriMo begins in 6 short days, and I have been getting positively antsy with anticipation. The prep work that seemed insurmountable 5 days ago is now neatly tucked into a few forgiving notebooks. Of course, I still have about a month’s worth of work to do before November 1st; but I feel I have already conquered the most elusive NaNo demon: pace. Continue reading