NaNoWriMo 2014 Update

We’re twelve days into NaNoWriMo 2014. How are you doing? Have you cracked under the pressure? Are the words flowing out of you like silver streams of pure literature destined to alter the landscape of fiction as we know it? Are you plowing through your novel, letting the stream of consciousness spill from your mindContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 Update”

Editing My Fiction (or, What I Should Be Doing Instead Of Watching TV)

I don’t like editing. Like, really don’t like it. Editing to me has always be one of those things I put off and put off and put off (and put off) until I finally run out of excuses. Then I scrounge around under the couch, certain there must be some old, partially eaten, mold-covered excusesContinue reading “Editing My Fiction (or, What I Should Be Doing Instead Of Watching TV)”

What I Didn’t Do This Weekend

This weekend was a busy one: There was more birthday celebration for another family member. There were the cupcakes my elder daughter insisted had to be baked as part of the celebration, and the extra time involved in supervising her, as she wanted to bake them herself. There was a mid-year music lesson concert forContinue reading “What I Didn’t Do This Weekend”

First Draft Done!

I finished the first draft of a new book tonight. I’m both pleased and surprised by this. Typically it takes me forever to finish the first draft of a book. How It Ends took nearly a year, and my second book (currently unedited, in first draft status, and tentatively titled┬áDirt) took me three years. SoContinue reading “First Draft Done!”

My Little Horror Writer

My younger daughter insists that she’s not scared of the things she’s scared of. This includes books, pictures, Scooby-Doo movies, and stories that other kids tell her. She denies it all, but come bedtime, it’s all lights blazing. What’s interesting is that she seeks out the things that scare her. Like a lot of fansContinue reading “My Little Horror Writer”

My Lunchtime Walk Into Mid-World

My job moved offices about two months ago. Like at the old office, I try to go out walking every day at lunch. We moved to a technology/office park that’s seen better days. Our buildings are beautiful, but a couple of buildings around here are empty and dilapidated: I think that someone is moving inContinue reading “My Lunchtime Walk Into Mid-World”