It's that time! November, already. I was traveling for the past week, so am playing NaNoWriMo catch-up. NaNoWriMo's new site is interesting, looks like it's been redesigned for longer term, out-of-season writing progress. Though I seem to have lost all my buddies/contacts on it, so toss me a friend request if you're participating in NaNoWriMo … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: One More Time For All the Glory!
For October, I will be focused on two things: 1. Organization 2. Outlines
My environment recently got changed so I can (with great hope!) manage less interruptions while writing/editing/proofing/etc. While my computer always had a spot, I never had a space specifically for writing. I made do with whatever: the extra table, the rickety chair, the couch, etc. During a short stint in California, I never got proper … Continue reading omg, an update?
One word at a time. Such is how a writer's quest for perfection exhausts imagination. The craft of writing is subject to overthinking. Analysis of prose can be useful, yet when it becomes the dominant priority, the heart of a story perishes. With loss of heart follows loss of passion. Excessive editing, obsession with grammar … Continue reading Perfection
I find my soul on the road. Even when things don't go according to plan... especially then. I'm currently writing this from a luxury hotel bar. The night before was spent in a Super 8. Neither of these were planned, and both provide me with outlooks that influence my books. Whenever I take a road … Continue reading Serendipitous Fleeting Existence
I know I've been quiet, especially since I left Twitter (unless you're on my mailing list and then you would've gotten that short horror story in Jan~ check your inbox if you didn't see it!). Well, that's going to change soon enough. Starting on April 5, I will be returning to blog posting here. Maybe … Continue reading And From The Silence…
...Twitter. (is that how clickbait works?) So, today is the day that I deactivated my Twitter for good. The reasons for this are multifold, but primarily: I don't like the site. Alright, moving on. I wrote roughly 250,000 words this year. I wish I'd gotten more of it out, but... I feel incredibly excited for … Continue reading Ok, bye…
Quick update time: last few months have been time-consuming with lots of demanding life things that don't have to do with writing (family, job, etc.). This coming week, I'll be having minor surgery that'll keep me on bed-rest for about 3 weeks depending on healing. Luckily, it's NaNoWriMo so that works out! I'm spending time … Continue reading Autumn Update
During the start of this month, I spent days visiting the ICU of a hospital. My mother-in-law was there after a surgery. It was about a week of time, but being in a hospital made it feel much longer. The surreal aspect of watching real people living through incredibly real moments of life and death … Continue reading Summer Update
I recently held a Twitter poll about whether readers want updates while I'm working on getting projects out. It was neck-and-neck but in the end, "blog posts w/thoughts" won out. For those who only care about release updates when my books are published, please sign up to my newsletter (if you haven't already). That's what … Continue reading Spring Update (+cover reveal)