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 […]


Introspeculative Fiction

How do writers weave stories about places and times and societies that don’t exist? How can we ‘write what we know’ if we are making it all up? The narrative of the story, the meat that hangs off its bones and the costumes we drape them in – that’s where the fiction lies. The heart […]


I Delete Words During NaNoWriMo.

My goal is to finish stories, not to gather words I know will be deleted with shame and haste on December first. I don’t count my tweets. I don’t count my blog posts, or newsletter content. There’s a rallying cry I often hear in the throes of November: “It still counts!” But, to what purpose? […]


Happy Halloween (aka NaNoWriMo’s Eve)!

Tomorrow I begin NaNoWriMo. I am writing this on Sunday, ahead of attempting to do much prep work to figure out my stories. Hopefully by the time this post publishes, I will have them leashed and under control. Since I last posted, Flotsam has undergone a shift, which you can hear about in my YouTube […]

Plymouth Cordage Company Ropewalk

Love My Deadlines

I think I must thrive on anxiety. Of course, if that were true, my sciatic nerve wouldn’t be quite so loud right now, and the panic attacks that have been kicking up more frequently of late might not even be a consideration. But still, I work best under pressure. Or more consistently under pressure? Whatever. […]

Kermit Typing

Unreasonable Goals

Despite having trouble settling back into my writing rituals, after so much time distracted by my day job’s project (which is thankfully LAUNCHED and now confined back into the hours of a normal work day), I am attempting to stick to the deadlines I set myself. First: Finish this revision pass of Salvage and submit […]

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