In a week and a day my debut novel, CAMBION'S LAW, will be in the world. And that is an overwhelming sensation, my friends. These words that I worked on for years to refine and perfect as best I could are leaving my private headspace and by some alchemy making their way to yours. I … Continue reading The Art of Letting Go
Lately, I’ve had apocalypse on the brain. A strange duality exists between my near-daily practice of creating, i.e. writing and revising, while chaos and catastrophe swirls as a near-daily occurrence in the world at large. This is not an upbeat advice post, so I apologize in advance. Feel free to skip this if it’s not … Continue reading Writing While the World Burns
I started work on Draft Two of the sequel to CAMBION'S LAW yesterday! My editor has given a thumbs up to my revision synopsis, which was definitely NOT a thing I wrote to procrastinate starting the actual revision. She gave me some great feedback to chew over and incorporate, as well. And now...I'm out of … Continue reading A Look Into My Revision Process
Writing by "the seat of your pants" is out of fashion. But what if, for me, that's where the magic happens? By "pantsing," of course, I don't mean the juvenile prank of pulling down an unsuspecting victim's pants. I'm talking about the drafting style known more accurately as "discovery writing" or "intuitive writing," which is … Continue reading The Joy of “Pantsing” It
Who am I to write this post, anyway? Ironically, that's the thought running through my head right now. It's not like I have any secret formula for defeating impostor syndrome. But I do experience it frequently, and I'm not alone. Discussions and expressions of impostor syndrome come up in all of my writing groups, and … Continue reading Writing Through It: On Impostor Syndrome
It's been a busy and eventful few months for me, and as a result I haven't had time to update my blog! Which means I have a backlog of news that I really should have posted here, but if you follow me on socials at all you probably know what's going on. Here's a little … Continue reading New Year’s News and Notes
If a daily writing process is living the dream, than writer's block is a waking nightmare. Today, apropos of nothing, I'd like to share my tools for breaking through the wall and keeping the words flowing--even when the Muse has taken an unscheduled vacation.
I've been thinking about commitment a lot lately. For one thing, I'm planning on getting married later this year. Yes, in a plague year. Love in the time of coronavirus. Hey, we thought 2020 was going to be just a nice round number that gave us plenty of time to plan, not an apocalyptic cyberpunk … Continue reading On Commitment; or, Why I Write