Series woes? Not really.

Posted on March 6, 2019 By

Here’s what I did a while back: I wrote a book with two viewpoint characters, that was supposed to be the first in a series. Then the story went in a different direction. It was a fun direction, but either it needed a completely different ending or it needed to be a standalone novel. So…


The Perfect Writing Environment

Posted on March 4, 2019 By

An impossible goal? Maybe. But I don’t think so. I mean, what’s involved here? It should be distraction-free. It should provide potentially inspiring distractions. Writing equipment (phone, laptop, voice recorder, whatever) should be well-suited to the space. Right. No problem. What I’m getting at: for me at least, everything needs to be portable. And swappable!…


Lessons learned? Hard to say.

Posted on February 28, 2018 By

Okay, I’ve been going about this in a less-than-useful fashion. Or at least I’ve changed my targets…both in the past, and today. At first I wanted to track and post words per day. Then, I realized that doing so meant all my dictation had to be transcribed, daily, and that doesn’t seem to be very…


Access revoked! Or, the why/how of my planning day.

Posted on February 26, 2018 By

The week before last, I had my phone set to Airplane Mode for a couple of days. That worked nicely–the sense of freedom it gave me was, well, freeing. Then last week happened. There was a lot going on all week, and I kept thinking Airplane Mode would happen again the following day, but that…


Picture this!

Posted on February 22, 2018 By

So here’s the thing. I started looking at potential cover images yesterday, and put the┬ámaybe-cover on the right together. I’m still playing with it, of course, because I don’t quite like it yet. Maybe I’ll start over. Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if I had a bunch of images to play with? Oh wait. That…


Rainy-day blues?

Posted on February 21, 2018 By

Well, sort of. I forgot to post anything yesterday, and it’s raining, and I’m not trying to dictate fiction…so I guess that could all be upsetting. It’s not, though. Lots of stuff is happening around here. There’s kid-drama and related bureaucratic drama, mostly significant (if it is) because the people making decisions don’t know the…