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 […]


There are always more words

As I worked on my most recent set of NaNoWriMo short-form projects, the serialized episodes of Phantom Traveler, I ran into a stitch. Love & Pickpockets and The Bantam (working title) were both new drafts. Even though The Bantam was based on existing work, it was a prequel, and the later work, I knew, would […]

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 […]


Summer Camp

Last Tuesday, I finished the revised manuscript of Flotsam and sent it off to Parvus. That gave me the right sort of mental break to get pumped up for Camp NaNoWriMo and another revision pass of Salvage. Salvage is due to Parvus in November, but my personal goal is to get it to them sooner […]

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