Oh Boy. Hello? Hello, yes let’s start there. It’s been a wild month, and unfortunately not exactly in a good way… I really wish I could tell you I was keeping up with word count and had faithfully put in my 1,667 words everyday on The Neverland Wars III. I would love to just sort… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: When the World Comes Crashing Down
Hello, hello! I’m typing this with sticky BBQ sauced fingers which means only one thing… I’m back in Washington, at Third Place Commons, working on my writing, and eating Burney Brother’s pulled pork, as I have for some eight years now. I’m going to be in Washington for a while. Among other things, summer break… Continue reading A Case of the Sequel Blues
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!
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