The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2068 words, and I passed the halfway point

This was a good writing day, in spite of the fact that I slept in, AND in spite of the fact that I had a hard time getting started this morning. Pushups and coffee only go so far. Problem was, I woke up at around four AM, and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2068 words, and I passed the halfway point

Mondays… -@*~&#$^

Got my words on Dead Man’s Party — that was the fun, interesting, easy part. We did a site update over at HollysWritingClasses.com that was overall just buttery smooth. But I did not have “Test Downloads” in my list of post-update checking, and downloads were not, therefore, tested. And guess what was broken? Dan fixed them… Continue reading Mondays… -@*~&#$^

Dead Man’s Party: Things turn mean on the Caravan road

Dead Man's Party

I haven’t talked a lot about the story of Dead Man’s Party — and twenty chapters in is probably not the time to start giving complex plot hints. And, really, Dead Man’s Party is a messy, messy first draft, jumping through three broad concepts before finally settling into the fourth, so the revision is going to… Continue reading Dead Man’s Party: Things turn mean on the Caravan road

Last 6 hours of my HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL Early-Bird Sale

At the top of this (and every) page on the site, you’ll currently see a little timer. Today is the last day of my How to Write a Novel Early-Bird Launch, where the price is about 50% off my projected final price once the class is done. And as I write this, we’re down to… Continue reading Last 6 hours of my HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL Early-Bird Sale

The Titanic of Launches

How to Write a Novel

Yesterday was EPIC… And by that I mean that it was the worst launch start I’ve ever been through. Better yet, the wreck was my fault. I had, you see, this wonderful idea. We would have a way for folks in the shop to buy gifts for other writers, and to send those gifts directly… Continue reading The Titanic of Launches

Just finished the first draft of The Owner’s Tale — Moon & Sun 3 on deck.

So. Just now the first draft of The Owners Tale, the LAST episode in Tales from the Longview. Wrote the final thousand-ish words this morning and part of this afternoon, and for now, at least, I like the ending. I’ve printed off the manuscript (in 12 point Courier, double-spaced and with large margins, of course)… Continue reading Just finished the first draft of The Owner’s Tale — Moon & Sun 3 on deck.

The Big Week of Fiction Only includes Getting My Ass Kicked

Monday morning… Wild Optimism. Will have Vipers’ Nest done by end of day Tuesday. Seven hours in, I was only a short way into the new bug-hunter’s sheet I’d started. Tuesday morning… Well, I’ll surely at least be finished with this one bug-hunter’s questions by the end of today. Seven hours later, I’d finished one… Continue reading The Big Week of Fiction Only includes Getting My Ass Kicked

Readers, Writers, and Affiliates: Meet the Guardian of the World-Rift Forest

The Guardian of the World-Rift Forest

My Choose-Your-Own-Adventure email game has gone live! You can play the game now if you’re already a list member, or restart at ANY time (using your same email) by joining the adventure at the bottom of any page on this site… Or if you don’t see the Adventure sign-up on your browser, you can join… Continue reading Readers, Writers, and Affiliates: Meet the Guardian of the World-Rift Forest

Finished the revision of Vipers’ Nest!

NOT the final cover

It’s done! It feels like I’ve been working on Vipers’ Nest forever. I can’t believe it, but it’s finally fully and completely revised, and I LOVE the way it came out. This has been a brutal project, because it hit in the middle of personal chaos, website chaos, GDPR chaos… And for the longest time,… Continue reading Finished the revision of Vipers’ Nest!

Don’t miss the Writing Live Chat FIVE, Aug. 18, 2015

The chat will start at 1PM EDT. It may run over an hour (the last one did). Here’s your invitation if you haven’t yet signed up: http://app.webinarjam.net/register/4436/e963ecd928 Here’s our discussion schedule: Genre: Discussing What Genre Isn’t, and Why This Matters When To Go to War Over a Book…And When NOT To Writing As A Business… Continue reading Don’t miss the Writing Live Chat FIVE, Aug. 18, 2015