Writing Update: May 12, 2020

My writing brain tends to click on at the most inopportune times. One o’clock in the morning on a regular basis. While moving house. During university finals. So here I am, craziest time of the year, elbow-deep in urban fantasy. Again. Can’t say I’m anything but perfectly happy about it. It’s not great for gettingContinue reading “Writing Update: May 12, 2020”

Writing–so very worth it in the end

So about four months ago, I submitted another short story to the Writers of the Future Contest. Urban fantasy. New York. Tabby cat. Ink and glass. The usual works. And as always, I went through the same phases of “submit-a-story-trauma.” Feel free to read the gibbering little blog post on it…or let be enough toContinue reading “Writing–so very worth it in the end”

The Love of Books

If I think about it, my life is just a history of the books I’ve read. The Summer of the Lord of the Rings. The summer after that when I read Inkheart, The Thief Lord, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Fog Diver all at once, drinking in every lastContinue reading “The Love of Books”

Life off the Page: Castle Music

Where was I today? Umm…playing “Meditation” on my violin inside a castle chapel/great hall and listening to the fantastic acoustics as my music reached the painted clouds? Serious, I wasn’t just daydreaming when I was reading. It was real. The castle is called Chateau Charmant, and it’s smack in the middle of a patch ofContinue reading “Life off the Page: Castle Music”

Pitchapalooza!/Writing Update

Today was the day! Twenty books randomly chosen from National November Writing Month participants were pitched to The Book Doctors. In a live video stream, those twenty lucky pitches are reviewed, and two of those have a chance to be sent to an official publisher. Was I ready for this? Was I waiting two hoursContinue reading “Pitchapalooza!/Writing Update”

Nerd Cons and Adventures

So I spent my Saturday with a group of mercenaries happily attacking each other with steel weapons, waving at the Queen, participating in the arrest of anti-heroes, and playing as much fiddle music as I could.

Is it true most people just have friends over to watch a movie on the weekends and order a pizza?

Writing Update: March 3, 2020

Writing Status: Unblocked, but at the most inconvenient times. Why is it we have our most brilliant ideas when we have no pens? Or paper? Or are trying to study/work/are being observed by the more sane non-writerly portion of the population (is “more sane” even the right term for that)? I shouldn’t have dazzling ideasContinue reading “Writing Update: March 3, 2020”

Remarkable

I’ve started to wonder. Someone said two words to me today. “Just another,” they were. The words sank down inside my head and stayed there, refusing to come out. Just another. One more, like all the rest. Just another one. Add it to the stack. It’s true. Lots of times, it’s true. We’re not allContinue reading “Remarkable”

Writing Update: February 15, 2020

Writing Status: …uncertain. Have you ever been in that place where you don’t have writer’s block–and you also still have writer’s block? I come here every so often. The stories are still buzzing in the back of my head, but every time I try to sit down to write something…pif, they’re gone. Or I stillContinue reading “Writing Update: February 15, 2020”

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