The Try/Fail Cycle

The Try/Fail Cycle

As I’ve mentioned before, I outline my novels with three disasters and a climax. (I picked up the bare bones of that from here.) Others simply ask the question, “What’s the worst thing that can happen to my main characters now?” Depending on their answers, they...
Pixie – Excerpt

Pixie – Excerpt

What happens when the writer is beyond her personal deadline? The reader receives an excerpt rather than a real blog entry. Yay, you! Here’s a look into Lindsay Wells from my upcoming book, Pixie. Happy Reading! Pixie – Chapter Four – Monday Minus...
And So We Begin…

And So We Begin…

If you’re a writer, I have no doubt you’ve stared at a blank computer screen slash typewriter paper slash notebook page in dismay. You see the characters in your mind’s eye in ultimate detail. They’ve lived in your heart for weeks or months or...
License to Write

License to Write

As a child I recall my career goals included a rock band and a sculpture studio. I’d play guitars or drums on stage and create beautiful statuary in the privacy of my home. The reality is that I can’t sing for @#%! and never got beyond the first guitar...
Resistance

Resistance

(This is a blog entry that I posted in 2012, revised and updated.) Procrastination is defined as putting off, temporizing or dragging one’s feet. I use the term ‘Resistance’ in the manner of fighting, standing or struggling. Writing Writing is a struggle. I’ve spent a...

Stranger Than Fiction – Jeanine Hoffman

(FYI, that’s a book title, not a personal opinion about the author! Come to think of it, she can be stranger than fiction though… Hmmmm…) Jeanine and I have been acquaintances for some time, bumping into each other at GCLS for the most part. This...

It’s That Time of Year!

It’s January! (Okay, actually it’s almost February, but you get the drift.) That means it’s time to reveal my super-duper writing goals for the year! (Lucky you, huh?)   December That’s right, planning for 2016 started last month. In...

Looming Deadlines

Apologies for the lack of content this month…I’ve a deadline looming and a book only half-written! Yikes! Good news though! My latest book, Darkstone should be out in the next couple of weeks! WOOT! Happy November! I’ll post in December, honest!...

Skagway Excerpt

And it’s all RL, durnit! I’ve spent the last two weeks working three or four twelve-hour shifts at the day job, with two more weeks forecasted. The complete swap-around has put a severe dent in my writing production, both the fiction and the websites. Then...