The Wishbone Conspiracy: My odd discovery about writing Cady

I got 2056 words today on The Wishbone Conspiracy. Finished Chapter 2, and now am 586 words into Chapter 3. I did this in about an hour and a half writing time — eight ten-minute timers and part of a ninth. The story flowed, the characters did interesting things. And I discovered that my mystery character… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: My odd discovery about writing Cady

First new fiction deadline: Update on The Wishbone Conspiracy

Wrote for right at two hours today. Got on a roll, did not want to quit. Got 2269 words on The Wishbone Conspiracy. Cady has a new job and a new client, and in what has to be a very bad sign, both Storm Rat and Tarko have volunteered to go along with her on… Continue reading First new fiction deadline: Update on The Wishbone Conspiracy

Got my words on Wishbone Conspiracy

Got a good chunk of the novel note-carded with my current best ideas on how it will go, and wrote a big chunk of words of background and outlining, plus 1151 words of the actual story. And I like what I got. This being Saturday, I’m not supposed to be writing fiction. Saturday and Sunday… Continue reading Got my words on Wishbone Conspiracy

Another Cadence Drake start pops up — 12,862 words

I woke up at around five-ish this morning knowing the next chapter of The Wishbone Conspiracy, my next Cady Drake novel. And thought about it for a while, and decided that I would write it once I got up and got showered. And am sitting down to do that. But on my way to getting there,… Continue reading Another Cadence Drake start pops up — 12,862 words

Lost Words Found: I’m having a strange and disturbing morning…

I think in general we as human beings like to think we’re on top of things. That we have a pretty good bead on not just where we are, but where we’ve been, and where we’re going. I’m working on Lesson 16 of How to Write a Novel this morning, which is about voice and… Continue reading Lost Words Found: I’m having a strange and disturbing morning…

NEW Fiction, BARGAIN price: The Longview Chronicles and The Owner’s Tale

I’m delighted to announce that The Longview Chronicles, the complete six-book series in one volume, is on sale through Friday for $2.99— regular price will be $7.99 for the complete series in ebook form, but I wanted all of my folks to get the whole series for the price of one episode. For folks who are wondering,… Continue reading NEW Fiction, BARGAIN price: The Longview Chronicles and The Owner’s Tale

Completed revision of The Owner’s Tale today – Next big step to getting back to Moon & Sun

This is the first revision I’ve ever done that didn’t even require the fixing of a typo on the first twenty-four pages, and had only the addition of a hyphen on page twenty-five. This is the lightest revision of a first draft I have ever done. And it’s making me a little crazy that I… Continue reading Completed revision of The Owner’s Tale today – Next big step to getting back to Moon & Sun

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.