Production Update

Now that the Containment Unit is completed (more on that in a future post!), I have a pile of projects that have been neglected to one degree or another since March. THE BANTAM I have a printout of the latest version and I will be going over it one last time, trying out some tips […]


Working with an Editor: Not Change, But Evolution

While I worked for years – twelve of them – on my book, I knew one day I’d eventually send it to an editor as the final trial before publication. What I pictured that editor doing to my book either involved many measuring tapes and 10x magnifying loupes, many feather dusters or many match books. […]

NaNoWriMo Recap

I suppose I should talk about NaNoWriMo. About juggling multiple projects in a month-long attempt to write 50,000 words. I did the same for last year’s NaNoWriMo in this post and that format seems as good as any to rip off and use again. Goal Checklist Complete a new draft of Love & Pickpockets, goal of […]

2016: The Biggest Year Ever

David Bowie died on January 10th. Two days before, he released an amazing album that celebrated the process of his struggle with creativity and death. Listening to it on repeat on 1/11, I was moved to tears. Not just sadness, but absolute awe. Black Star lit a spark somewhere deep inside me. 2016 was my year […]

The Author’s Dog

Trying to finish strong

2016 has been a pretty amazing year for me. Enough that, even though I definitely understand where they’re coming from, I prickle at seeing the “Fuck you, 2016” memes that have been cycling the social media sites since.. oh, somewhere round about November 9th. I’ll talk in more detail about 2016 next week, in a year-end […]

Query Notes from Coaching Session

Query Quest

I’ve had trouble getting my brain in gear this week (or in the RIGHT gear, anyway. It was firmly stuck in gear for web development instead), so even though I hoped to be updating on Thursdays with creative writing exercises by now, I’m just not there yet. But I do have a little project that I can […]

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