The Twist REALLY Twisted Today — 1146 words, and 19,149 total

Still working off my Line-for-Scene outline. There’s a lot of room in that sucker for surprises… and today I got one handed to me. The hammer dropped on character who is massively important to the book and series, and I’m now sitting here, staring, going through my outline and thinking, yeah, that fits, it fits,… Continue reading The Twist REALLY Twisted Today — 1146 words, and 19,149 total

Marketing Tuesday & Fiction + Classes Wednesday

Here’s what I did yesterday for Marketing Tuesday: A new cover for Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood: A new cover for Warpaint: And I worked on getting the books out wide. Not done yet, but I’ll work on that more today. TODAY… The first thing I did was get 2187 new words on Tori and her… Continue reading Marketing Tuesday & Fiction + Classes Wednesday

The Wishbone Conspiracy: Accidentally finished the novel today

This is awkward. You have plans when you’re writing a novel, you know what you’re writing toward, you’re moving along at your planned pace, doing your planned scenes, and you start writing a scene you know was coming and have been looking forward to writing… And your MUSE shows you a character you have been… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: Accidentally finished the novel today

The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2014 words, and sneaking up on my ending

Today I discovered something I did not know — that the layered conspiracy that pulled Cady and her allies into danger did so with way more initial planning than I’d realized. That the horrifying crimes she uncovered and solved might have just been a convenient way for someone to get her in front of a… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2014 words, and sneaking up on my ending

The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2094 words, and a bit of grimdark at the end

Started rough, ended well. That’s been a theme lately. I love the words I got, but just getting started getting them was an uphill run blindfolded. Once my guys started Shooting To Thrill, and came Back in Black, though, my fingers got moving and did not stop. And at that point, I had the story twist… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2094 words, and a bit of grimdark at the end

The Wishbone Conspiracy: Still in the exciting “first ending” bits

Herog decided to be difficult this morning. I had what he was going to do all nicely planned out, and then it didn’t go the way I’d planned at all. Cady is now in a bad situation that’s about to get worse, Herog is in a dreadful situation that he might not be able to… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: Still in the exciting “first ending” bits

The Wishbone Conspiracy: Down to the wire on Plot One…

Today was fun. I got 2024 words, two complete scenes, and am now rolling out the end game for the part of the story that I haven’t been hiding.  I’ve hinted a couple times at the part I have been hiding — it’s cheating if you don’t. But by the end of this week, I… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: Down to the wire on Plot One…

The Wishbone Conspiracy: The twist that took me by surprise

Had a hard time getting going today, but something Becky mentioned in one of our recent podcasts (with derision and loathing) turned out to be a step that helped… Her comment? A reminder that at one time I’d written to an eternally looped version of Classical Gas played by Mason Williams. That was back in… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: The twist that took me by surprise

The Wishbone Conspiracy: Cady comes up with a terrible idea — 2101 words

Today went well, and when I say that, I say it with a positively evil laugh. The little secret I’ve hinted at in the Settled Space series emails is now open knowledge to Cady and her team. Well, the fact that Cady has a problem is now open knowledge.  The person behind the problem remains… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: Cady comes up with a terrible idea — 2101 words

And I’m back to fiction, and Wishbone… Kind of…

Got 1883 words of the 2000 I’d planned for the day. Had, however, a brutal time getting anything done at all. Have been fasting since Sunday, (just water and coffee and a bit of salt), and today my focus was just gone. So I broke my fast with some pecans and cheese. Tomorrow will be… Continue reading And I’m back to fiction, and Wishbone… Kind of…