October Nonstop

October has been a wild ride for me, and I can’t even see the end from here. I feel like I haven’t […]

“It’s a cathartic experience to go through the depths of hell…” – Walking into the Darkness with Doug Murano – 605 Magazine

“It’s a cathartic experience to go through the depths of hell…” – Walking into the Darkness with Doug Murano – 605 Magazine. This is an interview with Doug Murano regarding his upcoming anthology, Shadows Over Main Street—Lovecraftian fiction in a small town setting. This looks like it’s going to be a great anthology, so I thought I’d share. From the interview: The genesis for Shadows Over Main Street happened last fall when a horror author named D. Alexander Ward approached me out of the […]

New Website is Live

My newly updated/almost completely rebuilt website is live. It took me all weekend, and I’m not exaggerating. I got almost no sleep. You would think that because it still mostly uses the old template—they just did a major overhaul of how the template works—it would be a quick process, but I think it took me almost as long to rebuild the site than it did to build it the first time. It was mostly the same content, but I did make a […]

Anthology: Athena’s Daughters vol 2

I’m excited to announce that my short story, The Black Mamba and the Leopard, will be included in the upcoming all women Speculative Fiction anthology Athena’s Daughters vol. 2. The Kickstarter for this anthology will launch in December. Please keep an eye here for more updates. A little information on the previous Kickstarter campaign: The Kickstarter for Athena’s Daughters vol. 1  was the most successful prose anthology ever on Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/athenas-daughters-women-in-science-fiction-and-fan), with stories by Mary Robinette Kowal, Gail Z. Martin, Sherwood Smith, […]

Weddings can be frustrating

I’ve been working on the novel—we’ve got new concept art coming in this month!—and I’ve been working on my website, but most of my time has been in wedding prep. It’s a small beach-side ceremony with only immediate family members, but there’s still a ton of stuff to plan. The wedding is a little less than a year away, but this October we’re going down to look at the venue, which means that any consultations need to happen then, as I don’t […]

Website Overhaul!

Well, I was just going to update my publications and SEO (and logo and stuff—what was I thinking with that old logo?) on my website, but I went back to look at where I got the template from and LO AND BEHOLD, they have completely updated the template. And it looks much better. So! Website overhaul in the works. Expect a blog post when it’s done, because I will likely be very proud. And now, as it is 2:30AM and I just spent the […]

Release the Hounds novel—Gettin’ stuff done!

Is it seriously Wednesday already? How did that happen? Well, this is kind of old news now, but still a Very Important Writing Update. This weekend I booked a hotel for a night for another writing marathon. Even though I recently reworked my outline and have been rewriting scenes accordingly, this night was reserved for all-new content. Overall I got 8,000 words written, which was my goal. (Seriously, I was pretty exact. I think my total ended up being 8005 or something. […]

Kameron Hurley: Surviving The Game Writing As Business « terribleminds: chuck wendig

I realize it’s a little uncool to reblog terribleminds [Chuck Wendig], because it’s kind of like sharing a George Takei post on Facebook—terribleminds is considered one of the best blogs out there for writers to follow. So chances are, many people who follow me and would be interested in a writing blog post have already seen this. But, just in case you haven’t, I’m reblogging this one, because it’s important. And if you’re a writer and aren’t already following Chuck’s blog, go follow […]

For you writers out there…

…who also like audiobooks, Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is on Audible, narrated by the author himself. Also, you can find Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott on there, too. Two books that I, for one, consider essential reads for aspiring or professional writers. Just an FYI!

Reading as a Writer

I mentioned in my last blog post that I just bought a bunch of cozy mysteries to read. Well, I started reading Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs and… When I don’t like a book right away, I typically try to give it 50 pages, or at least 20, before deciding to drop it. I couldn’t make it through five. Now, I wasn’t really looking for fine literature. I just wanted something I could have fun with. But in those first five pages, […]

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