It took a few weeks, but spring has finally hit me with the full force of its sunshine and optimism. I plum forgot to update the blog last week, and so much has been keeping me busy, it is hard to remember everything I ought to tell you. I was in Vegas a week ago,… Continue reading The W in AWOL stands for Writing, Right?
Remember, remember your novel this November! Seeing as though we are two short days away from NaNoWriMo, I figured I should do my civic duty to Novelandia and encourage everyone to participate in the greatest literary event of the year. NaNoWriMo is a fantastic program because it brings book lovers from all walks of life… Continue reading NaNoWriMo and The Neverland Wars II
So I got my contract signed, my forms filled out, and everything else tidied away and put in the mail last week. The good folks at Clean Teen have them now, and I just get to look forward to scheduling a video chat with the ladies in charge. I think it’s pretty neat that my… Continue reading How Book Country Helped Me Land a Book Deal
After several months of mostly banging my head against the wall, I’ve come up with a new version of The Neverland Wars that is about 5,000 words shorter and has a heck of a lot less exposition. Goodbye exposition. I loved thee well, but as everyone and their sister has pointed out, there’s no reason… Continue reading Revisions Off
Hello all! I never know how much to talk about my personal life on this blog. It’s really hard to find the healthy balance between writing related stuff and just life in general. I get demotivated because the actual process of writing novels and sending out query letters can get pretty dang boring, but then… Continue reading Emotions are For Writing, Not Feeling
Hello, all! My life has been insane, and the stress finally caught up to me. I came down sick this week and am only now recovering. Just in the knick of time too, because I’m leaving town this weekend to spend a little time out in the western Washington countryside, the tiny metropolis Portland, my… Continue reading A New Pet-Project and Travel Plans
After much kicking and screaming (or rather laziness and grouching) I’ve finally accepted the reality that if I want to get good, creative work done…I have to exercise. Writing is, from a factual and physical standpoint, a very motionless and almost sterile activity. As alive and invigorated as I feel while I do it, sometimes… Continue reading Write, Exericse, Write, Write…Remember to BREATHE