Listening to: Guster, “Either Way” I think the new project that I hinted at the other day is starting to take shape. Of course, I’m not going to go into much detail here (don’t want to jinx it–I’m so freaking superstitious), but I told The Husband about it last night and he got very excited. […]Read More Here We Go Again
While we were back in PA over the weekend, I started a little something new. I don’t know if it’ll be a novel, or a short story, or maybe nothing at all. I’m not even totally sure what it’s about. I have a few ideas, but none of them are really concrete. But I was […]Read More Something New
Just for the weekend, for a wedding. Today, I have laundry to do, a haircut to finally get (maybe), a suitcase to pack…and a massively bad cold. I’m off in the clouds right now, thanks to the cold meds. I can’t complete a train of thought to save my life. Be back Monday.Read More Going Home
I know half the writing/publishing blogging world has posted this already, but it just…it’s awesome. Well, not awesome, but maybe…something like that.Read More "…not that, but something like that…"
At the drug store, I spent too much money on makeup, then signed on the wrong line for the cold medicine I bought (have to show ID and sign your life, soul, and future offspring away to buy anything effective anymore). Then I turned to leave and knocked over a heavy metal magazine rack…which, thankfully, […]Read More One of Those Days
Listening to: Guster, “Empire State” Le sigh. Now that the first draft of the novel is done, I’m kind of at a loss. With my usual impatience, I want to go back right now and start editing. I know better, though. I’ve read my work the week after I write it–and on those readings, I […]Read More Puttering About
…for these guys. There’s so much crap in the news all the time, people hurting and killing each other for no reason. People being petty and mean and cruel. What they did might seem like a small act, comparatively, but…if more people would make a stand when they see cruelty, then maybe, just maybe, there […]Read More A round of applause…
Wednesday: 2000 words Thursday: 3600 words …and DONE (Clocking in at 62,700, ~3000 words fewer than I estimated–but the total will fluctuate when I start editing). I always sprint at the beginning of a book, then slow down and pace myself (sometimes too much) in the middle, and then super-sprint to the end. I…I can’t […]Read More Done.
Listening to: The Dandy Warhols, “Bohemian Like You” If I squint hard enough, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with my current project. It’s just a pinpoint of light, and I have to really squint, but it’s there. I guess I’m weird in the way I write novels. At the […]Read More Without a Net
This is what happens when I take a day off and go to the beach: (Note: there is no sound to this video, as it was taken with my plain ol’ digital camera. And that’s unfortunate, because the sound was half the coolness. Oh, and sorry for the shaky-cam effect–I’m not the best videographer. Just […]Read More Angels at the Beach