• The New Year Is New

    Hello everybody!! I’ve been doing tons of things and not reporting in here. So business as usual. LOL. I had a great holiday. It was relatively quiet and because I got on top of some things earlier than usual (aka…

  • Long Time No Blog and A Snippet

    Yes it has been way too long since I’ve blogged. There are several reasons. The most major one is that I have generalized anxiety and depression. I don’t feel like I should even say that because a) I don’t really…

  • January 22 Newsletter text

      Hi Everyone. I sent my newsletter out and for some reason known only to the computer gremlins, it only sent to a very few people. I am copying and pasting in the main text of it here, and hopefully…

  • If You’re a Writer, You Need to Hear This

    I once had an editor tell me a book hardly needed anything—all light revisions—and then when I went to implement something in the first chapter, that single pulled thread led me to throwing out about 60,000 words of a 90,000…

  • I’m a Fucking Good Writer

    I rarely reread what I’ve written. After going through all the drafts and the revisions and publishing process, I will hate the book and I won’t want to see it again for awhile. Eventually I do reread, and this week…

  • Writing The Elf Job

    So you may have noticed The Elf Job is now out. I can’t tell you how glad I am to have it off my plate. It was a really difficult book to write for several reasons. The first is that…

  • Ice, House, and Trailer

    Not a particularly original title, is it? Ice, House, and Trailer. You’d think, as a writer, I could come up with something a little more original. Unfortunately, I’ve got nothing. Of course, titles for anything have never been my forte.…

  • Figuring It Out

    As you all know, I have been grieving my dog. It’s been hard, and I’ve not felt inclined to do much. Creatively, I’ve been drained. I’m working on figuring it out. In the meantime, we were in the process of…