Day Two

At the end of yesterday's post, I teased that today's goal would be one that was nearly a decade in the making. To be specific, it's actually been 9 years, 6 months, and 13 days, which is honestly a damned long time. I mean, I've got a kid that's only (roughly) three quarters of a … Continue reading Day Two

Friday Fiction: Looking back at “The Bar Patron and the Young Lady:

Hey, look, it’s Friday again. Let’s all raise our collective glasses full of well, whatever your particular poison of preference happens to be.  Or, hell, even if it doesn’t come in a glass. But, um, let’s try to keep it to legal vices this time. I’m still waiting on a court date from that last … Continue reading Friday Fiction: Looking back at “The Bar Patron and the Young Lady:

Again with the whining and the excuses (or, Starting a new novel, revisited)

Well, that didn’t last long. Just a mere three weeks ago, I was basking in the glow of having finished a draft of OTHER THING.  I had nothing but time on my hands, which I happily spent trying not to send myself to Happy Acres Sanitarium by fretting over whether those 48,000-ish words were ickier … Continue reading Again with the whining and the excuses (or, Starting a new novel, revisited)

Not being left without a partner at the big dance, and more on Longshots

I know I’ve been kind of worthless when it comes to making any kind of sense or producing even a mildly entertaining narrative here this week.  Really, though, I swear, that’s over now and I’m going to be good and clean and room and eat all my vegetables and any and all the other kid-who-wants-a-puppy-style … Continue reading Not being left without a partner at the big dance, and more on Longshots

Quickly, because I’m trying to do other thinky things with my minds

This is pretty unusual for a Monday, but I've got a bunch of things occupying my grey matter at the moment, meaning I'm limited on the creative juice needed to put into writing a Snazzy Blog Post (tm).  Admittedly, it doesn't help that my brain normally operates about as well as that 1958 For-dge-olet jalopy … Continue reading Quickly, because I’m trying to do other thinky things with my minds

Things that made me smile: catching-up on literary things

It's suddenly come to my attention that I've somehow recently shared next to nothing about the current state of my author-ly pursuits.  I mean, I did little but badger you poor readers about writing back in November (well, when I wasn't trying to ignore everything blog-related competely) as I worked feverishly* on my NaNoWriMo novel. … Continue reading Things that made me smile: catching-up on literary things