Sarah J. Carlson

Contemporary Young Adult Author

Writing that novel: Typing the first word versus the last….


the joys of writing

(Yes, both pictures are me, taken in Banff, Canada)

Let’s just leave that whole pesky “writing” part that happens in between up to the imagination 😛 Oh… and then there’s the multiple, multiple rounds of editing, re-writing, editing, re-writing….

john stewart overwhelmedOh, the joys of writing that novel!

Writer friends, how might you pictorially represent the writing process for yourself?


6 thoughts on “Writing that novel: Typing the first word versus the last….

  1. Kelly B.

    Wow, what a coincidence. Just yesterday I was looking at your post about traveling on the Great Ocean Road in Australia. You had asked us what scenic places we had been to, or something to that effect.

    I was going to respond (but hadn’t yet) that two places I remember from a family vacation years ago were both in Canada, one being Lake Louise near Banff, Alberta. But, it looks you’ve been there too (looks like it in your second picture above)! You know, you’re making me jealous with all your traveling and exotic locales. 😉


    1. sjoycarlson Post author

      Haha! Yep, they are from Lake Louise. One is from the hike up to see the glacier (I think?) and then you turn around and see that fancy hotel down on the lake. The other one, I believe, is from Moraine Lake, right by Lake Louise. That was a beautiful, amazing place as well! i went two summers ago on a road trip. The M1 was washed away like the day before we were crossing up there and we had to find an alternate route, lol. I’ve been pretty lucky with travels the last few years, that’s definitely true. Living in Singapore puts a lot of places at your doorstep 😛 Thanks for reading my posts!!


    1. sjoycarlson Post author

      YES!!! Thanks for the update! Go, Pack, Go!!! Well, on one of the novels, yes, the last word has been written for a long time. Now perfecting the rest of it, that’s a different battle 😛


    1. sjoycarlson Post author

      LOL those pesky Hooligans…. Oh and that motorbike. And actually in that MS, it’s not the hooligans that are the problem; I can deal with those punks. it’s the girl! Who should be the easy one to deal with… Hahaha Thanks for stopping by!


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