The Zone: I’m Not There

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Skyland

Nope. Not even close. Just a month after shelving the first draft of Skyland, I’m back at it.  Couldn’t keep away.  But it’s okay.  Since I started writing the damn thing all the way back in November–and chapter 1 in December the previous year–I think enough time has passed for me to read the first… Read more »

Book Covers And Professional Authordom Arrrg.

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FLOWER

Coming to China to teach was the most bizarre choice  I could have made.  It was incongruous.  Wrong.  And I could feel that.  Standing in front of a class–when I could barely drag myself to one in college–seemed .  Don’t get me wrong, I did well in college.  I got good grades and graduated magna… Read more »

Upcoming Storytelling Lessons From Farscape

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Farscape

Something wonderful happened this holiday season. Something magical, unexpected, joyous. My friends decided to watch Farscape. It took two years of pestering and almost a week of downloading the 13GB first season, and to be honest I didn’t think it was going to happen. But, hey, Christmas is a time for miracles. Rewatching this show… Read more »

Promises, promises. Sorry.

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NaNoWriMoLoGo

I have not been keeping up my resolve to hold myself accountable during NaNoWriMo–hitherto, only one update made it to Smashwords.  Apologies! My problem is that I have trouble writing linearly.   Normally, this is not a problem.  It’s just how I work–I am much more efficient focusing on things for short bursts, then coming… Read more »

November is Cold

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SNOW-2

Further on the topic of me being a moron, I completely missed the publication of my own guest post, November is Cold, over at Fiction Brigade.  I guess a lot of things are slipping my mind in the mad dash to the NaNoWriMo finish line! Take a look… November is Cold NaNoWriMo sucks. That’s right. Writing 50,000 words… Read more »

Skyland updated on Smashwords

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Skyland

Just uploaded the newest chapter and a half of Skyland to Smashwords! DAY 3  Word Count: 3336* This puts me about one day behind.  But since this year, for me, is about balancing speed with quality, I don’t think that’s too bad.  I’ll catch up! Here’s the start of the new bit if you’re curious:… Read more »

Rules 1, 2, and 3 for NaNoWriMo

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NaNoWriMoLoGo

This will be my fourth go at NaNoWriMo. I’ve picked up a few tips along the way and sharing is caring so here’s me passing on the great wisdom of the WriMo so that it will not be lost amid the scraps and scribbles of November. This also serves to lighten the moon in between… Read more »

Don’t Flatter Me – Flattr These Guys (#1)

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FLATTRLOGO2

Welcome to my first Flattr report:  NaNoWriMo, Twitter, and being a jerk but in a nice way. I decided most recently to spread some love in the direction of NaNoWriMo. ‘Tis the season, after all.  Or at least it will be very soon.  November is coming and soon caffeine starved novelists will be crowding the… Read more »