Just The Facts, Ma’am: 11,287 words Aug 25-Sept 25, am missing entries for Sept 11th, 15th, 21, 22, 24. Some days have multiple entries — I have two for the 13th, two for the 26th, and three for the 8th. Insights I had two goals for this writing challenge. The first was to become practiced … Continue reading #birthdaywritingchallenge: a recap
Normally, bears weren’t a problem this far south, but none of the past year had been normal. All of our livestock was wasting away, the crops were failing, and our well was drying up. My family were, collectively, as paranoid as they came. They didn’t trust the government. They didn’t trust the neighbors. They didn’t trust the townies. They didn’t trust strangers. They barely trusted one another; I think they only did because there was no other choice.
[Note: I missed a day, yesterday, but, look it, I sliced upon my palm at work. My right (and write!) palm. The upside is I cut it open with a brand new blade so while the cut is deep, it is also clean, and already trying to knit back together. I figured one day of … Continue reading Day 20
August marks my 1 year Patreoniversary! When I began my story subscription back in 2013, I knew that some of my friends and long-time readers would support the project. Either they liked my writing, or they liked me, or they felt badly that I was facing dental surgery with no real way to cover the … Continue reading Happy Patreoniversary!! (okay, not yet, but soon!)
(Yes, alas, only for Kindle so far, though, you know, I know the author pretty well. If you want it in another form, I'm sure something can be arranged. *wink wink*) (Note: I'm uploading a new file with hopefully corrected chapter links. If you bought a copy already and the lack of properly working … Continue reading Vigil For the Bulls e-book is live!
The last section of When Worlds Collide is in the hands of my editor, and will be coming back for final fixes today. *rubs hands gleefully*. I'm super excited about this novella, and I'm grateful for all the positive feedback I've been getting. There will be two other stories in this series, and the first … Continue reading When Worlds Collide Final Installment, and info about the new story.
For my subscribers: emails should have hit your inboxes last night. If you're expecting an installment and you did not receive one, please contact me. I triple check the addresses before I hit send, but I'm also human. I plug those in by hand (one day I'm going to look into a fancier way of doing … Continue reading When Worlds Collide Chapter Two is live!
By now, those of you who are already signed up for my Story Subscription will have received the twelfth, and final chapter in A Marriage of Land and Sea. From the bottom of my heart: thank you. Being able to check this particular story off my to-write list is rewarding for so many reasons. Roern … Continue reading Story Subscription News, Writing News, Read All The Things!
This year, I am determined to make it through the 3rd week of NaNo before I allow myself to get burned out! I'm going to make it different this year! Over at her blog, Stevie Miller wrote about an idea she came across -- making up a NaNoWriMo survival kit. There's something to be said … Continue reading How Do YOU NaNoWriMo?
Finish final edits on Igraine's Flight (56 small corrections to make; why did I not catch this on the first five passes through??) and get that baby uploaded. Definitely Amazon, maybe B&N, I don't know about Smashwords or Kobo.(edited: right now, just Amazon) Edit chapter 11 of Marriage of Land and Sea and get that ready to … Continue reading More for me than for you — To Do List for NaNo prep