MisConMT 32 Interlude

This post interrupts our regularly scheduled recipe-sharing about the books that shaped us as we grew up. Hold that thought! Dan and I are headed up to Missoula for a few days of vacation, learning, socializing, and late-but-not-less anniversary fun at the SF&F convention! When I get back, I'll share what I learned with you … Continue reading MisConMT 32 Interlude

Secret Ingredients – 1

I'm starting a new series on here about the books that influenced me growing up. These are the books that shaped my brain. Gave me my fears, values, and passions. The Secret Julie Ingredients! E.B. White I can remember reading The Trumpet of the Swan and being delighted over watercress sandwiches. I can remember the … Continue reading Secret Ingredients – 1

Let Your Fish Get Big

When I took up writing again after my diagnosis, my goal was like a goldfish. It was little and messy and cute, and I was drawn to it by an impulse. I wanted to be published. I wanted my name chiseled into the stone of literature. That sounds big, but it wasn't. I just wanted … Continue reading Let Your Fish Get Big

February’s Quick Look

I didn't read as many books this month, and the books I read were a bit disappointing. I did stumble over a lot of great articles, magnificent poetry, and if you need an audio alternative, I've got you covered. A glimpse of my February mental space: Books You Play The Girl by Carina Chocano - … Continue reading February’s Quick Look

Trickster

Last week, we left our intrepid writer feeling overwhelmed and standing in a virtual rubble-pile of her own edit-making. This week, I have conquered the hardest part. I've begun to rebuild. I'm now up to Chapter Three in the revision process, and while wary and suspicious, I am hopeful. You've all seen the cairns when … Continue reading Trickster

Some Rules

I'm in an uncomfortable spot many writers will recognize. I can see the thin spots in my plot and character development for Ferals & Blights, and in trying to strengthen those areas, I've found more weak points. This manuscript now feels like a house of cards. My job is to fix that, and today it … Continue reading Some Rules