First off, I’d like to point you over to Alma Alexander’s website. Back in the Dawn of the First Age of the Interwebs, Alma and her husband Deck were part of a Usenet group called misc.writing. A few days ago, I wrote a blog post about the book they co-wrote: Letters from the Fire. They… Continue reading Na-No Excuses
I swear, I’m going to erect a steel barrier, soundproofed and sealed, and I’m going to label it The Zone.
Hello there from EditLand! Rising is back from my editor, and I’ve spent this weekend plowing through the final copy edit. ONLY SIX DAYS LEFT! Sign up for the Adept Cycle Interest List for your chance to win an Amazon gift card and receive updates and information right in your inbox! Last night, I realized… Continue reading NaNo Blog Interrupted
Today’s Author Blog Challenge requests that I divulge the inspiration for my novel. I have a few works-in-progress, but my flagship – The Adept Cycle – is the one I’ll discuss here. All I can say is, grab some popcorn and be prepared to laugh. You know… at me. Whatever. What you’re about to read… Continue reading Day 9 – Interpreting Inspiration
JK Rowling didn’t become JK Rowling because she quit her job. She worked. She wrote on the train. She raised her kids. She used her support network and took to writing over tea on the weekends at a local coffee shop.
In other words, she did exactly what I’ve been doing all along. I share a handful of circumstances with my personal hero, and can learn a lot by taking a long, hard look at how she came about her success.
I spend time on social media, therefore, I am inundated with affirmation images. Sometimes they resonate with me, but most of the time, they kind of make me want to gag. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the power of positive thinking. I’ve self-determined my way out of a lot of hairy shit in… Continue reading Affirmations For the Rest of Us
“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” — Don Quixote de La Mancha … Continue reading A New Month of Madness
There are a whole lot of opinions around NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writer’s Month) and its companion program, Camp NaNoWriMo… the latter of which begins today. There are plenty of articles written on why you should or why you should not NaNo. Some of the dissenting articles are vicious, claiming that “All NaNo-written work is garbage!… Continue reading Should You NaNo?
When I was a freshman in high school, I wanted to be on the debate team. The school didn’t allow such things, because technically, ninth graders can’t compete at the state or national level. But the class period worked out for me based on my schedule, and I talked them into letting me use that… Continue reading Fake It ’til You Make It