I wrote out a little formula for my writing yesterday that goes something like this:
You start with a Good Idea.
You let Inspiration take you where it will.
You use Good Working Habits, to Keep it Fresh as long as possible.
You consciously use whatever Skill you have to shape it -- which you gain by Experience.
You Work It, taking whatever Time you need to gain Perspective.
You seek Outside Input, who can help keep you On Track.
You go back over it and Polish.
You take what you've done and Present it to the world.
I'm Duncan McGeary, owner and/or operator for the last 33 years of Pegasus Books in Downtown Bend, Oregon. These days I'm writing books as well as selling them.
I'm the comic book guy. But even more so, I'm a book book guy. Books of all kinds. Big books and little books, children's and adult, fiction and non-fiction, hardback and paperback and trade paperback and graphic novels. Books with more words than pictures and books with more pictures than words. They are all part of the book world to me, and I love being surrounded by them every day.
I also have a second blog: Pegasus Books, where I list the product coming in over the next week.