Backstory – Pixie

Backstory – Pixie

I’ve officially completed my current work in progress — Pixie. Yay! (I say that, but now the editing comes into play. It might actually be a few months before the story is actually completed.) As soon as I hear more or see a book cover, I’ll pass it along! In the...
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...
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 December I...

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!...

Darkstone Is Coming!

It looks like things are starting to gear up for the next book! While I don’t have exact information on the publication date, Darkstone will be hitting the shelves in the next few months. How do I know? I got this beautiful baby in my email! That’s an...

The Writing Horizon

I’ve spent the last twenty minutes searching my list of potential blog ideas and can’t find one that strikes my fancy. Though I’ve scheduled a mid-year goal check for July’s blog, it looks like I’m going to visit my current plans this...