Over the last year and a half or so, my life turned into the real estate equivalent of a soap opera. In March 2014, we put our house on the market, and "sold" it (had a purchase agreement in place) by early June. Closing was set for 01 August. A week before closing, our buyers … Continue reading Real Estate Ate My Brain
I had never realized just how thoroughly I pants my way through stories. When I began Novel #1, it was a NaNoWriMo project. I'd had the overall arc in my head for years—maybe as long as a decade—but just hadn't ever put anything in writing. It made for an exhilarating experience when that November rolled … Continue reading Plotting from a Pantser’s Brain
For the past couple of weeks, I've been struggling with an idea. Being completely new to the industry from the content-provider's side of things, it's only recently that I've paid any attention to SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, a professional organization for authors). I've been seeing a lot about the need for … Continue reading Should I “Write the Other”?
Wow. As they say in Japanese, おひさしぶりですね (ohisashiburi desu, ne). In other words, it's been quite a while since I last posted. Sadly, much of it is because I still get tired really easily, and sitting for long periods (more than an hour or so) makes my back ache. That's not really conducive to the writing … Continue reading I ♥ My Editor
Fighting with this latest short story has been good for me in several ways. First, it's just plain good practice to keep writing until you get something you can use. But it's also become a possible springboard for something more. In the world I've created—seen not only in my short stories, but also in the … Continue reading Fictional Genealogy