Direction is Hard

I finished the edits I had noted for myself on MS #2. It took me a while to get through as I had to insert a few scenes and do a lot of logistical reordering to make sure everything made chronological sense. I'll be doing one more round of editing before I start sending queries... Continue Reading →

MS Number Two

It's been a while, but I thought I would give an update since I haven't posted recently. I've been busy and it seemed like I was spending half my writing time finding the right picture and writing up a blog post as opposed to actually working on my writing, so I took a break from... Continue Reading →

First Story Published

For the last six months or so I've been working on publishing short stories. Prior to that, I'd been sending out query letters for my first MS and I thought it best to take a little time off. There were two reasons for that. First, I wanted some space from both the MS and the... Continue Reading →

It’s almost Spring

Sadly, we got one last bout of snow before Spring sent it. I can't really complain because it's been an incredibly short winter. Generally, I have to shovel a hundred feet or so along the fence in my backyard so the dog can't get over, but this year, the snow never got more than 2... Continue Reading →

I Got An Acceptance Letter!

I'm running around like a crazy person lately, but I wanted to make a quick update. I've had my first short story accepted for publication at a paying magazine. My story Pavlov Dawning will appear in the Spring edition of Contrary Magazine. I'll post a link to the story once it's up, but definitely check... Continue Reading →

Impostor Syndroming

I've had one of those weeks where getting the story out has been hard. I know where it's going, but everything is coming out choppy and disjointed. Yesterday I was rereading to try and get into a good writing headspace and the last chapter I got down was not great. I was doing to beta... Continue Reading →

2017 In Review

Somehow New Year's Eve always sneaks up on me. It didn't hit until this morning that today is the last day of the year and that I should take a look back and see how the year treated me. I think it goes without saying that 2017 was a political mess. I don't want to... Continue Reading →

Okay Now, What Was I Doing?

NaNoWriMo is over and it was a crazy experience. As I said in my last post, this was my first year participating. I hadn't been really sure what to expect because I generally only work on writing one a week. Trying to write every day was a bit more than I could manage. I ended... Continue Reading →

Quick to Fall

I mentioned last week that I was going to give Scrivener a trial run. Well, I fell horribly in love with it instantly. I imported TIMES OF ABEL into it and organized it by part and chapter. I went through some of the notes I took at the Kelley Armstrong workshop and made a couple... Continue Reading →

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