Greetings one and all! I’ve been AWOL online lately, first due to the mad rush of finishing edits to The Piper’s Price (the book is now with the editor!) then the mad rush of getting my seventh annual murder mystery party invitations out, and finally with the sweet slowness of camping on Patos Island, relaxing… Continue reading So Far Along and Yet So Far off Track
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?
Aloha! It feels like paradise around here right now. It’s the middle of February, but I spent most of yesterday bicyling around in shorts, visiting the library and Mexican grocery/party store. Do you know those little cookies made from sheets of thin colored wafer? In Mexico they make giant tortilla-sized wafers and they come in… Continue reading Zen Riddles and Publishing Problems
I like anniversaries. I’ve got a good memory for events, and I think that my natural inclination to live in the past can be channled into a productive and enjoyable present moment. I enjoy new years, and taking time into my own hands when I know how arbitrary it is that we assign specific start… Continue reading The First Seven Years are the Hardest (Thoughts on Anniversaries)
I am reaching another one of those points in which I feel, quite simply, overwhelmed. There seems to be an insane amount of motion and insanity associated with everything I touch these days. I’m beginning to suspect that adventure is best perpetrated and enjoyed most fully when you know you have something loving and stable… Continue reading Overwhelmed? MOVE TO PORTLAND
So today was #Pit2Pub on Twitter. I didn’t know until I logged on this morning, but I lost no time in throwing up a one-liner that piqued the interest of several independent publishers (you know, the guys who are responsible for the 20% of books that the Big Five don’t publish.) I don’t know why… Continue reading As It Turns Out, I’m Awesome (#Pit2Pub)
I’m beginning to suspect that I’ll end up sending off just a section of The Neverland Wars for my grad school applications, or something I’ve already written. I can’t help but feel that I ought to have something that was drafted and revised in the past three years though. Time flies, and I’m not sure… Continue reading Writing Short Stories for Grad School
So I have to do a quick blog to figure out if any of my followers/readers are also going to be at this event on Saturday the 28th. I’ll probably book a Bolt Bus and find a couch to crash on with a friend for the weekend…as is my M.O. with professional conferences at the… Continue reading Press Publish in Portland: I’m Going!
It’s day seven of my seventh NaNoWriMo, and I’m only moderately behind. As my book has 15 chapters planned, I’ve been focusing more on getting a chapter done every other day than exactly hitting word count. It’s a new strategy for me, but I feel good about it. Rather than focus on the pedantic, quantitative… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Lucky Number Seven
Welp, I was just given a crash course in remembering to save my work. Here I was thinking I would just draw up a nice little three or four hundred word blog post, no need to save it before I posted it a moment later when WHAM! Laptop battery dies and MS Word doesn’t want… Continue reading How to Forget to Save Your Work