Wow, has it already been two weeks? The last two weeks have felt hectic, likely because they sort of were. PW and I have been house-shopping. We thought we had found the one, but our inspector turned up some unforeseen issues, so we’re bringing in more experts to have a look.
As you can imagine, this has occupied my time and mind-space for the last few weeks. But the writing continues, and moves forward! Continue reading Friday Write-Day: What Comes After the Writing?
I just finished reading the first draft of Jessie’s first novel, and I’m going to
reveal everything about the novel against her wishes say as little as possible to avoid her furious flailing.
Jessie, in advance, I apologize. I knew you would not let me do this without your prior approval, so I had to be sneaky. Continue reading The Ultra-Secret First Draft – Total Reveal!
All that passion needs some release.
Unable to keep it leashed,
I submit to the will of its own making
Changing into something Continue reading Misplaced Missive #91 – Passion
When the divergent
voices of the people can
all speak, we are free.
This week I figured I’d cover another classic everyone but me seems to have read: Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha. Written in 1922, this novel follows its titular character through his wacky life from theology student to selfish heathen to terrible father to enlightened boatman. Continue reading Saturday of Book Reviewing – Siddhartha
As I near the end of my revisions to Manuscript: Beta, I have begun to reflect on the process itself. Jessie called me crazypants when I told her I was rewriting The Warden of Everfeld: Memento to prepare the second draft.
So I thought I would compare this processes to the other paths I might have taken. At its most basic, there are really only three ways to revise a first draft. Continue reading 3 Ways to Revise Your First Draft
Your trust in me
Has diminished mine in you.
You shouldn’t’ve been honest. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #76 – Truth
June is just about over, and that means we’re halfway through 2017. I set some pretty lofty goals for both my marketing and publishing efforts this year, so I think it’s only fair that I update you all on my progress so far.
Here’s how my 2017 marketing campaign has gone through six months. Continue reading Mid-Year Marketing Report: How Are We Doing?
fickle and frantic
the flaws of ‘femininity’
you so often rage against
you hate in another
all the weaknesses
you can’t smother in yourself. Continue reading Gender Studies – A Lesson in Lessening
Long months of pouring
over listings and offers–
Sometimes, it just fits.