A while back I spoke of my concern with my third book's title, due to a few unrelated yet troubling posts made by other authors and asked readers of my blog or other social media sites to help me select a name. So I'm pleased to announce that I've finished the first draft of my … Continue reading Two Years Is Enough Anticipation
You've heard the expression "you have to kill your darlings," right? I think there's a lot of confusion about which darlings and how much killing should be involved. Originally, the saying was meant to help remove "precious" scenes. Anything that doesn't contribute, is "so beautiful" but wordy etc. should be ruthlessly removed by the hopeful … Continue reading Kill Your Darlings – Not Like That, You Murderer!
I have sent the first four chapters of Blood and Bone to the first beta reader, because I am mean and she is a great person who tells me I am not mean, I am merely offering her a chance at a new serial story. And because I am vain, I let myself believe her. We'll … Continue reading Just Like Grandma’s