Writing a Novel: The Plantsing Method

So last week I was super excited to report that I cranked out a draft of a novel in a tad over a week. And I mentioned part of my being able to pull off this feat was due to knowing what I was going to write ahead of time. This brings up the never-ending … Continue reading Writing a Novel: The Plantsing Method

The Beatles Schedule of Novel Writing

So last week, after entertaining you with a bit of mythological humor, I teased you with a hint of exciting news to come this week. To be honest, I wasn't entirely sure I could pull off what I intended for the subject of that exciting news - which would have left me making up something … Continue reading The Beatles Schedule of Novel Writing

What Are You Doing to Me, Smashwords?!!!

I know Release Day for The Maze: Book Three of the Osteria Chronicles is less than a week away (squeeee!!!) and I should be using this blog space to cajole/guilt you into pre-ordering the book, but something is frustrating me and, rather than bang my head on the wall, I thought I'd share my irritation … Continue reading What Are You Doing to Me, Smashwords?!!!

Raiding the Suggestion Box, aka “Thanks Everyone”

As you know, last week I was in a "dilly of a pickle" (as one loyal reader commented) over what to do about this pesky third book in my fantasy fiction series. (If you don't know, just head here to catch yourself up on the latest and not-so greatest from my writing world.) After a … Continue reading Raiding the Suggestion Box, aka “Thanks Everyone”

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Third Draft’s Done…Now What?

I know it's been a while since I've mentioned my writing, but I do still claim "writer" as one of the job categories captured under the big umbrella of my official (and self-appointed) title of Creative Engineer Officer. And to fulfill my writing duties, each day I pull out the old manuscript and chisel away at it. The results … Continue reading Third Draft’s Done…Now What?