nanowrimo, Writing

NaNo Rebelling

I decided to record my progress on the NaNo site for the first time yesterday. Because I didn't bother to record every day's work (and because I honestly didn't know which day I did what), I just said I wrote 21k words in the span of an hour on the 12th. It's obviously untrue, and… Continue reading NaNo Rebelling

Self Publishing, Writing

The Association is Here!

I don't always pat myself on the back, but today, oh today, I am absolutely slapping the shit out of myself because The Association is finally here, it's out, and it's on time! Happy Halloween to me! I didn't think, Dear Reader, that it was going to happen between my mouth nonsense, Bart's vet appointments,… Continue reading The Association is Here!

Self Publishing, Writing

The Association – An Excerpt

My third novel, The Association, comes out today, and I'd like to share with you, Dear Reader, the first chapter. Join Ivy as she tries to unravel the mysteries of Avalon Estates before they unravel her. CHAPTER 1 Look presentable. Presentable? When had Ivy Sylvan ever not looked presentable? The thought screamed through her mind, her grip… Continue reading The Association – An Excerpt

Writing

General Update *Salutes*

Hola, Dear Reader, it has been too long. I took some time off from most of my work while my niece visited for two glorious weeks. We watched more movies that I do in a whole year, ate more junk food than I should in a lifetime, and had exactly as much fun as Covid… Continue reading General Update *Salutes*

Writing

Real Magic – A Short Story

Matilda’s insisted on sticking out to him like a lime green umbrella in the gloom of a rainy autumn afternoon.

nanowrimo, Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 – Week 1

Day 1 - 2571 words. Day 2 - 1042 words. Felt too distracted to do well, issues in my neighborhood made me feel uneasy and paranoid (but the multiple cars that parked outside my house then drove off were probably coincidental and had nothing to do with the right wing crazies around). Spent the day… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 – Week 1

Writing

She’s All Thaumaturgy – An Excerpt

In celebration of the release of my second self-published novel, She's All Thaumaturgy (which you can get FREE 6/29/20 - 7/3/20), I wanted to share the first chapter with you, like I did with The Korinniad. Enjoy, Dear Reader! CHAPTER 1 Like most things, on the subject of the origin of dragons there is some… Continue reading She’s All Thaumaturgy – An Excerpt

Writing

So I’ve Been Reading “Save The Cat Writes A Novel”

And I love it. Honestly, I didn't expect to enjoy it. In fact, the tagline "the last book on novel writing you'll ever need" puts me off so much (and is so objectively untrue) that I'm squirming at even writing this post, but ultimately I feel like I need to. I haven't read enough books… Continue reading So I’ve Been Reading “Save The Cat Writes A Novel”

Me, Writing

I Am A Fraud

It is finally out in the open. The truth. The freezing, solid veracity. I am a faker, an imposter, a montebank! And if you are reading this now, I must apologize, for I am swindling you this very instant. You see, you are reading these words, and I have written them, but lo, I am… Continue reading I Am A Fraud

Writing

An Evolving Revision Process

What a weird, busy week and a half it's been. It's felt only like half a week, but somehow ten days got crammed into what felt like four, and here I am on a Wednesday feeling like it should be last Wednesday, and Memorial Day weekend is still coming up even though it just passed.… Continue reading An Evolving Revision Process