Flynn Blair

Welcome to my writings and mind! I hope you enjoy your stay, because you can never leave.

Progress on first book: OutlinedWrittenEditingPublished
Words written: 65,473 / 65,473
Last written: “Welcome home.”

Second Draft Is Finished

The second draft of the book is done! Woohoo! I sent it out to some of my friends. I hope they don’t totally despise it! I’m taking a break from writing for about a month now so that I can come back with fresh eyes and fresh fingies for a-typin’. Also, I just finished my writing class! Woohoo again! Watch out JRR Tolkien, I’m coming for your crown. I’ll write an update when the reviews from my friends have come back!...

May 2, 2022 · Flynn Blair

Outlining vs. Wingin' It

36,000 words in. Progress is progressing. Some days it flows out of me like lightning from Palpatine’s fingers, sometimes it flows like granite embedded in diamond. Usually it’s somewhere in between. In this post, I’m going to write about something I have very little expertise in — which you can expect from most of my posts going forward. If only I wrote about things I’m an expert at, I’d write one post every decade....

March 6, 2022 · Flynn Blair

Hey Look, a Blog!

Oh hello there! Here’s a true story for you. My friend once showed me a book and said “My buddy published this collection of his own poetry.” I thought “Pshh, I could write a book, I bet it’s not that hard.” Two years later, here I am, fully lacking any published books. I’ll admit that maybe it’s harder to write a novel than I had initially thought. While it takes maybe ten hours to read a book, it turns out it takes a bit longer to actually write one....

January 22, 2022 · Flynn Blair