March 30, 2018

I just wanted to document for posterity that there was a time when only a very few people on Earth knew what a vesperwilk was.

Ten years from now, it is possible the number will not have changed... but I hope not.

February 17, 2018

It's been debated who first coined the phrase, but since at least the early part of the twentieth  century, 'Kill your darlings' has been considered good writing advice. The idea is that you should delete those bits of prose you are most particularly fond or proud of,...

January 10, 2018

It's been a little while, so I thought I'd check in and tell you what I've been doing and learning. I jumped back into a few writers groups, only this time they are online. I was a member of a couple local groups during my first year of working on the novel, and they w...

November 7, 2017

Last night I had one of those dreams where you figure out its a dream halfway through, and it totally ticks you off. In the dream, I got an email from a literary agent telling me how much they liked my book pitch and then asking me to send them a full copy of the manus...

October 10, 2017

I read that visualization was an important key to attaining one's goals... so over lunch I passed a Barnes and Noble and decided to employ this technique. I'll let you know if it turns out to be effective.

September 8, 2017

The link below is to an article I read the very first week I embarked on this writing journey over two years ago now. I read it three times in fact, and then for some crazy reason I wrote a book anyway! Well, I decided to read it again, and, even now, it fails to dissu...

March 5, 2017

Whew! I didn't cheat by the way. Nothing but net. I don't know what that means, but I think it has to do with soccer... or maybe Lepidopterology.

So also, here's an update on my webinar. Did I ment...

February 19, 2017

So I'm one week away from a three-week webinar I've signed up for called "Opening Pages That Lead to Yes". It's being put on by the Nelson Literary Agency, founded by one Kristin Nelson (who by the way I would absolutely LOVE to have representing me and my book). The f...

January 18, 2017

Today I was relieved to discover my taste buds could once again properly process the flavor of coffee and report to my brain a sense of gustatory satisfaction.

For the past four+ days I've had a whopper of a cold, but being hopelessly addicted to C8H10N4O2, I still requ...

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