There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. If writing is opening a vein, editing is the part where you have to scrub your desk and carpet of all the blood. There’s nothing to writing, once you take the leap and decide to pour your heart… Continue reading Writing for Catharsis and Editing for Deadlines
I forget the actual name of this motel, but if you’re ever in Grants Pass and need to spend the night, drive down 6th Street until you see a bear playing a bright blue bass. This is the best motel ever (except, perhaps, the Fernwood motel in Big Sur, but that is in a class… Continue reading Greetings From The Jazz Bear Motel!
I am so thrilled about the release of The Neverland Wars, even if it is just the ebook and our beautiful print copies are still in-process. So far, the book has peaked today at #6 on the “runaways” category, and the sales rank is shooting up once again. It is a strange process, releasing the… Continue reading Release Day Descends
There is nothing like approaching a major life milestone (and being to busy to go have any fun) to make you realize what the little things in life are that make you happy. Like frothing up low fat milk in a mason jar and then adding it to a cup of well-steeped herbal chai tea… Continue reading The Writer Diet and Book Updates
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?
The opening night of The House of Eternal Return was a triumph for artists everywhere, and possibly the best night of my life. This permanent art installation—imagined into being by the art complex Meow Wolf—is now open to the public in Santa Fe. Thanks to generous backing of George R.R. Martin, who contributed over 2.7… Continue reading The House I Will Eternally Return To
I must say, this is going along much better than I thought it would. I spent the last week doing my first read-through of the manuscript, and I was pleasantly surprised at how often it had me in stitches. Sometimes I forget that I’m writing these books for my own amusement as much as anything… Continue reading Editing & Ready for a Vacation
If you haven’t heard the good news (or didn’t trust me to do it when I told you in my blog last week) I finished drafting the sequel to The Neverland Wars! I need to get it spruced up and edited, but if the initial release of The Neverland Wars itself goes well, we should… Continue reading Post-Novel Reflection (I Wrote a Sequel!)
It’s amazing how much a difference how you decorate can make! I’m on a roll, and I hesitate to stop and even take the time away from my book to compose a blog post. You all ought to have an update though, and I’m happy to share my joy and remind myself why I’m so… Continue reading A New Writing Space
Hello! Have you ever noticed that no matter how hard you think you’re working you start working exponentially harder as the deadline approaches? Here I was thinking I would front-load work for my book…nope! I just have more time to do the more things that need to get done. I wrote a promotion plan right… Continue reading The Quest for Reviewers