I found this meme on Writers Write’s Facebook page the other day, and it really summed up my writing process: Me, right now. Technically, right now I have an idea for a new short story (that will also be part of the trilogy I want to write some day). But I’m trying to edit my […]Read more "My Writing Process, Summed Up in One Meme"
Every year when I do #Nanowrimo, I spend more time thinking about random shit than writing. I’m not promoting procrastination, but I do find writing allows for some serious introspection, so I figure I might as well blog my way through this year’s National Novel Writing Month. Last year I worked on writing 50,000 words […]Read more "Blogging My Way Through #Nanowrimo: Why #amwriting Should Be Uncomfortable"
I have been participating in #Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) since 2012, at which time I started a novel with the working title of You Can’t Go Home Again. I promptly finished that novel in November….of 2014. (Hey, they didn’t say it had to be November of the same year, did they?) At that point, […]Read more "Are You #Writing a Novel for #Nanowrimo?"
Last week my novel Fail to the Chief, a political satire that envisions the presidential election as a reality show, was published—less than ten months after I finished writing it. No, it wasn’t a Nanowrimo novel, although I do attempt that every year. To give you some perspective on my Nano accomplishments, the first time I […]Read more "From Presidential Election to Presidential Parody: Writing Fail to the Chief"
I am not a morning person. I have never been a morning person. I will never be a morning person. And maybe more of us should be night owls. Back when I had a job, I hated having to be at work at eight in the morning. I am just not someone who can go […]Read more "I Am Not a Morning Person, and That’s Okay"