The End

Quite unexpectedly, I finished my novel this afternoon. I still don’t think it’s sunk in yet. As you may recall, I began writing “Dream Sailors” four years ago. Soon after moving in, Tara suggested we set aside time every Sunday to write. She has long been supportive of my writing – was, in fact, theContinue reading “The End”

NNWM/30: Final Words

Happy last day of November! If you participated in NaNoWriMo, I hope you hit your word goal. I, for one, am glad it’s over. NaNoWriMo was harder than I imagined it would be. 50,000 words in a month is tough. I did the math before signing up and figured 1,667 words a day – theContinue reading “NNWM/30: Final Words”

NNWM/1: And So It Begins

It’s the stroke of midnight on November 1, and I have officially kicked off NaNoWriMo. In style, I might add. I am holed up in a vintage trailer on the Washington coast, with my favorite music playing and a lineup of Day of the Dead candles burning festively, putting me in the Halloween spirit. It’sContinue reading “NNWM/1: And So It Begins”

When Fiction is Nonfiction

Earlier in the week, I came across an interesting and thought provoking blog post by a longtime favorite, Jess Witkins. Jess is currently working on a book of her own, and talked about the worst thing she ever did as a writer. If you don’t feel like following the link, I’ll “out” her for you: JessContinue reading “When Fiction is Nonfiction”

Too Busy Feeding Unicorns

My attitude about books has changed drastically over the past year. Or, more specifically, e-readers. I had long lamented the rise of the Kindle and other e-readers. “They’re too impersonal,” I said. “There’s nothing like feeling the weight of a book in your hands, smelling the musty pages, immersing yourself in the realm of print.”Continue reading “Too Busy Feeding Unicorns”

You’re So Vain, You Probably Think Self-Publishing’s About You

Sunday was quite amazing. After all, it isn’t every day that your book is released. It started out with a text from Rusty in the morning. You’re the number 1 “No Time For Kings” on Google search now. Yes! This pleased me to no end. You see, there’s another book out there with my sameContinue reading “You’re So Vain, You Probably Think Self-Publishing’s About You”