…and, far, far too little to show for it. Real life events have been getting in the way too much. I didn’t go and I won’t be going to any of the large events happening around me, but there have been repercussions. And, it’s made it harder to write stuff because the world intrudes when … Continue reading Half Way Through The Month…
Short version-been busy, getting ready for this new and wonderful year of 2021 and that maybe we’ll have some conventions and events going on that I can get out of the house for extended periods of time. That is always good. Health is good, still have health care, back to school at the end of … Continue reading First Of The New Year
Well, we can’t say that 2020 hasn’t been interesting, in all of those “may you live in interesting times” sorts of ways. Wishing all of my friends, fans, and people that I love a much better 2021. I don’t think I can reasonably ask for more than that right now.
The weirdness of weather around here had made it a bit hard to write, but I remain busy in my writing fugues. I’ve gotten up to about Chapter 16 of The Winter Solist, and I’m nearing a half-way point. The two big B-plots are about to collide into the A-plot, and that’s when we get … Continue reading On Writing And Other Nonsense
Well, it’s 11/30 and I’m going to have to talk about December plans. Got in a fight with my psychiatrist-I went back to my old medication choices and started falling asleep and staying asleep without issue. We’re going to talk about this on Wednesday and hopefully it won’t be another medication disaster like the last … Continue reading Coming Up On December
So, I “technically” lost my job in August (formally separated vs. furlough) and had to switch over to a different health care provider. Which, fortunately enough, was through Covered California and Kaiser. And, sadly because of the Crow Flu, I can’t see my psychologist in person. We had a few on-line video cat appointments, and … Continue reading Writer’s Status (Ain’t Dead Yet-I)
Ever writer has this one nightmare about their work. Sometimes it’s just an inability to find an audience. No matter what you do, nobody likes your stories and you can’t really publish them. Call this the Lovecraft terror-that your work is terrible and your friends are just humoring you. Instead, you’re ahead of the curve. … Continue reading The Annual Writer’s Nightmare
Wendy panted and sweat stuck the back of her cotton nightgown to her heaving chest, even in Lord Worthington’s cold “study” under the main house. She could smell the rapidly-increasing rot as the re-vitrification chemicals came out of Lord Worthington, the smell of mustard and unripe apples filling her nose over the rotten-pork smell. Some … Continue reading Vignette-The Lady And The Axe
Right now, I’m in the middle of purging a whole plot line from The Winter Solist. Have to, really. Initially, I thought it was going to be because I needed to expand the story and plot some more…but, then I realized something. With the fact that I’ve expanded the book series from eight books to … Continue reading The Wonder Of Writing
Just to explain where I’ve been so far… Before I published Solist At Large, I was (at a rough estimate) about a quarter of the way through The Winter Solist, and I had the major plot beats going on. Then…then, I published Solist At Large, and in the glow of “I’m done!“, I realized that … Continue reading The Process Of Major Revision Work
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