Writing Update #731

I haven’t done this in a while, so thought I’d put you all through the torture of reading my stupid goals.  This is for me, really, so don’t feel bad about not reading past this point. 🙂 Lorena Libre Mystery Series Novel 1: the fourth draft of Devil’s Blood is complete (more or less) and … More Writing Update #731

Post a day

So…I obviously have something way more important to do, but am dutifully procrastinating. I decided to sign up for the Post A Day challenge (through WordPress.com) in preparation for NaNoWriMo coming up in November. The goal is to finish the second novel in my series in November.  The idea of starting to post everyday right … More Post a day

I got busy

I just submitted a story I had lying around to the Story Quest Short Story Contest.  Deadline is October 31st, 2010, so if you have something between 1,000 to 3,000 words that you are not doing anything with – submit! Of course, only send your best work. I think their standards are pretty high, so … More I got busy

Goals vs Milestones

Thought I’d pass this post along as it really spoke to me.  Go read it.  Now. Tobias Buckell is a science fiction author and sometimes he really hits the mark with his writing advice.  Basically, he’s saying that we shouldn’t rely on outside validation.  If you do, then you, wily writer, will start looking, acting, … More Goals vs Milestones

Writing Update #934

Happy Monday! 😀 (Ug.  Don’t you just hate folks who are happy on Mondays?) Inconceivably, I am happy today. Why you might ask? Well, I must be still riding the high of last week’s story acceptance.  Or, maybe it’s the fifth blackberry cobbler I’ve made in the last couple of weeks.  Either way, when I … More Writing Update #934

First Contact Story…

Accepted! If you are a Duotrope member, you may have noticed that Red Skies Press has a submission call out for first contact stories for a “for the love” anthology (meaning, no money).  I dusted off two old flash fiction pieces I did for the SFFWorld.com monthly contests, stuck ’em together (meant to go together), … More First Contact Story…


A small accomplishment, but I finished a short story I was working on.  I’m not happy with it (the story), but I’m happy that it’s done and has been passed on to a writing buddy to tear apart. That’s about all that’s been going on in my neck of the woods.  Still busy busy busy … More Finished!

Writing Update #45099

I’ve been busy.  Busy in the sense of having way too much real work take up all my time and energy.  Consequently, I haven’t finished my writing projects.  Oh, well. I did almost finish a short story.  I’m only a paragraph or two away from the end, but I can’t concentrate on the story enough … More Writing Update #45099