Happy Patreoniversary!! (okay, not yet, but soon!)

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…

Vigil For the Bulls e-book is live!

  (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…

When Worlds Collide Final Installment, and info about the new story.

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…

When Worlds Collide Chapter Two is live!

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…

Story Subscription News, Writing News, Read All The Things!

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…

How Do YOU NaNoWriMo?

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…

More for me than for you — To Do List for NaNo prep

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…

I was not going to do this.

NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. I swore at the end of last NaNo that I would not do this again. Two years, and each time I decided I did not like it. I did not like the pace. I did not like the stress. I would not do it again. Two years was enough…

On Storytelling, or, Pay Attention Already, you stubborn git.

(Wherein the stubborn git is myself and no one else) I’ve been sitting at (I thought) chapter 6 on the current WiP since January or February. The goal was to have the whole thing completely finished by March. I’m halfway there, and I love everything about this world, but I haven’t touched it since February…

You Wound Me

You wound me, with carefully honed precision and seemingly thoughtless words with timing, off, and a sometimes disregard for my weaknesses. You push me, when I’d rather just be held safe and fast, wrapped tight in Your arms and the knowledge that I have Your regard. You challenge me, to step out of that comfort,…

Poseidon: a Narrative excerpt!

(in part just to keep this on the frontmost of my back-burners. This editing project is my dangling carrot to get through the trilogy, lemme tell you) I knew I was being watched as I stood, dripping sea water and shivering in the night. It felt so bizarre, to be in air rather than water….

Resolutions (TPE Week One)

(First, I’m so glad to see that someone has created this project. Not sure how often I’ll participate, but I glad to see other people writing on the topics. The PBP was a fun way to become exposed to more writers, and I hope this will continue, so yay!!) New Year’s Resolutions have never been…