Pretty good day — Ohio Novel #2 Progress

This morning, I increased my daily word-count goal to 1500 (up from 1250). This was a small change, and I’d been hitting that number pretty regularly anyway. So I decided to make it my regular objective. I came in just above that with 1532 words for the day.  Have a nice situation going on with… Continue reading Pretty good day — Ohio Novel #2 Progress

Seven. But close to done.

At the moment, I don’t have much more to say than that. If I can get this last hill of shit shoveled, I will then be able to get some actual words today. If I get to my fiction before I run out of working hours, I’ll be starting at 34,298 words, with a writing… Continue reading Seven. But close to done.

Restarting Fiction Progress Updates

To say that I’ve been absolutely shitty about keeping up with the blog would be too kind by half. I’ve been in Ohio now for a year and three months, more or less, and have written six posts since getting here. One of them was about my fiction progress. There have been some things that… Continue reading Restarting Fiction Progress Updates

The Ohio Novel #1 Is Done! (Or what it’s like to disappear into a black box)

I wrapped up my final draft yesterday. In spite of best efforts, I came in over my 90,000K wordcount by about 12,000 words. I don’t have a title for the novel yet (Matt comes up with my best titles, and I’m really hoping he can pull out something amazing, both for the first book and… Continue reading The Ohio Novel #1 Is Done! (Or what it’s like to disappear into a black box)

Still kicking, still writing

So Ohio Novel #1 is pushing hard toward completion — or rather, I’m pushing hard and it’s fighting me all the way to the finish line. As I’ve discussed on the Alone In a Room with Invisible People podcast, having this book done doesn’t mean there’s going to be a new book. Not soon, anyway.… Continue reading Still kicking, still writing

The New Year, My Ohio Series and the Hero’s Journey

The Crash The new year is just an arbitrary date — not a real thing, not something that can change your life. If you’re in a Western European-derived country, then you use the Western calendar. In which Pope Gregory XIII built a new calendar to update the Julian calendar (which had an issue with equinoxes),… Continue reading The New Year, My Ohio Series and the Hero’s Journey