Hello Bloglandia! I usually start off strong each year with these monthly reading round-ups only to flounder some time around March. But let's see if I can't be a little more diligent with it in 2021. A few things will be different than the past (not that you even remember my past round-ups because it's … Continue reading January’s Reading Round-Up
Hey Bloglandia! My writer buddies out there will be aware that next month is November. Wait, let me rephrase that, because I hope anyone capable of reading this knows the name of the month after October. But November for many writers is a time of madness when they try to write a novel (or at … Continue reading Octobo-WriMo, Anyone?
Hello Bloglandia! This is a bit of a whiny post and severely lacking in my usual snarky humor, but I'll try not take you too far into the dumps. As the title suggests, I'm having a tough time trying to figure out what's wrong with me. As in, why can I not write faster? Why … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Me?
If you've been reading this blog recently and have sat through the recent ebook releases for Domna Part One: The Sun God's Daughter and Part Two: The Solon's Son, you might have been left muttering, "But I'd really prefer a paperback of the whole novel." Or maybe you've been saying, "Gosh, I've really been meaning … Continue reading Paperback Lovers Rejoice!!!
This week brought about an excellent opportunity to break out my Happy Dance Shoes and kick up my heels in ecstatic, delirious, over-the-moon-with-elation joy because The Outline is complete. As you may remember, several weeks ago I had to break the sad news that Book Three of my fantasy series will not be published this … Continue reading All Hail the Glorious Outline!
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”
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?
I know, shame on me, it's been quite sometime since I've shared something that tickled my fancy. That's not to say I've been living in a locked cell with no exposure to the outside world (okay, maybe some days), I've just been too busy to blog (in fact, there's been loads of wonderful films and … Continue reading Saturday Selections: Mr. Mercedes (novel)
This week's Saturday Selection may sound like I've mistaken it for Travel Pic Thursday, but it's actually New York, the historical novel by Edward Rutherfurd. About the Book New York begins in the 1600s with the Dutch merchants who set up shop in what would later become New York City. The novel follows the lives … Continue reading Saturday Selections: New York (novel)