The value of NOT working the weekend becomes clear — 1329 words, and a problem solved out of thin air

I did not think about the book at all over the weekend. I took this one all the way off. Played games on my Switch — Dungeon Village, Dungeon Village 2 (brand new, and much bigger than the first one, with some really nifty additions), some Animal Crossing (though the ‘homework’ aspect of that particular… Continue reading The value of NOT working the weekend becomes clear — 1329 words, and a problem solved out of thin air

What’s in Grandma’s attic? — 1286 words, and 72,321 total

I had kind of a hard start this morning — was up way too late last night, and didn’t sleep well once I got to bed, and then woke up at pretty much my regular time (just after 7 am instead of 6:30-sh). So I would have expected to be off my game. But I’d… Continue reading What’s in Grandma’s attic? — 1286 words, and 72,321 total

Marketing Tuesday #1 – Reading Emails, Building a “Loves, Hates, and Recommends” chart

So because last Tuesday was TAX DAY, in which I had to finish up everything to get to my accountant, today is my first ever Marketing Tuesday. In which I am building a chart to help me understand who my readers are, what they’re looking for from me, what other work they like and what… Continue reading Marketing Tuesday #1 – Reading Emails, Building a “Loves, Hates, and Recommends” chart

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… -@*~&#$^

The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2027 words, and a Change in the 3-Novels Experiment

Got pretty decent words today on The Wishbone Conspiracy. 2027 new words, taking me to a total of 23,873 words in the novel. I mostly like what I got, though I had a bit of a hard start. And that’s what I want to talk about today. The “Write on three different novels each week” experiment… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2027 words, and a Change in the 3-Novels Experiment

The Wishbone Conspiracy: Yesterday and today

Yesterday, a couple things went wrong. First, the writing dragged because I didn’t know where the novel was going. I made it up to 21,843 words — so it wasn’t a complete wreck. But it was not that flowing, flying race against the timer that is so fun. Second, I chose to get sidetracked figuring… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: Yesterday and today

Moon & Sun 3: Sketching with words

I started out my workday this morning looking for (and finding) a sketchbook among my many notebooks and blank project books. Followed by staring at the blank pages, with an array of drawing tools in front of me, and with my Muse going, “No, no, no, no, no…” “I need to see these things,” I… Continue reading Moon & Sun 3: Sketching with words

Round 1 Testing for New Holly Lisle Writing School Website: 39 Volunteers Requested Now

CANCELLED WebinarJam has crashed every time but one on this, with people unable to reach rooms I’m in. I’ve checked my links, I’ve checked their links, and at this point, the only thing I can do to stop wasting people’s time is give up. I’m going to see if there’s some way to do this… Continue reading Round 1 Testing for New Holly Lisle Writing School Website: 39 Volunteers Requested Now

Off-topic, while researching growing food on high-population space stations

I have no time for people who wear their causes on a ribbon, or on their car bumper, and who think this means they’re doing something. I have all the time in the world for people who look at their causes, ask “What could I personally do right now to make this happen?…and then do… Continue reading Off-topic, while researching growing food on high-population space stations

Self-Publishers: New numbers you need NOW

I did that interview with Simon Whistler… http://rockingselfpublishing.com/author/simon/ (link opens in new tab) …that went live last Tuesday, and from doing that interview I bumped into Hugh Howey, and from doing that, I encountered an entire series of links to writers who have done the HARD math on self-publishing. I’m only giving you two. There are many,… Continue reading Self-Publishers: New numbers you need NOW