Category Archives: Writing

Posts concerned with writing in general, my writing in specific, or progress reports on my current projects.

Writing Update – Sept. 14, 2017

The only real update is that I’m back to writing after at least two months of being away. Work got crazy, demanding unpaid overtime, and my writing time had to go. But that time away was important for at least … Continue reading

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Go for the big guns!

I recently saw some clips from a couple different sci-fi movies depicting human soldiers in combat against aliens. In one they were up against alien robots, and the other against swarms of huge alien bugs. In both cases they were … Continue reading

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Back from Futurescapes

I’ve never been to a writers workshop before. Symposiums and conferences, yes, but nothing like Futurescapes. This workshop was designed to bring 45-50 aspiring writers with solid writing skills together and pair them with professionals in the field who could … Continue reading

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The End

I’ve finally finished something. After going an entire year last year without finishing anything (over 5000 words, anyway) it really does feel good to be able to say that. I’ve been working on a novella; a space opera with a “Scarlet Pimpernel” … Continue reading

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Writing Update – January 6, 2017

I’ve not written a thing since the last update. I intended to, but first I decided to do some reading. I decided it might be good to go back and work on one of my previous manuscripts some more, and … Continue reading

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Writing update – July 2015

Because I couldn’t think of anything else to write about today I went back a year and looked at what I was posting this time last July. It turns out I had just finished The Merchant Prince (my fifth novel) and … Continue reading

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Writing update – May 2016

Well, I’m still writing, so I guess we’ll call that a victory. The last couple months have been rough–not because I haven’t had much time to write, but because I’ve had a hard time convincing myself I even want to … Continue reading

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Writing Update: March 2016

February turned into a train wreck. Perhaps LTUE this year got me too excited to write. Suddenly all my plans changed. I dropped the fantasy novel I was trying to begin and picked up the YA paranormal fantasy I’ve been toying … Continue reading

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Writing Update: January 29, 2016

It’s been a rough slog, but I may be nearing the end of my preparations to begin writing my novel! I had intended to finish my pre-writing during my Christmas vacation, but in hindsight I have no idea what I … Continue reading

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Short stories can be fun!

I recently heard about an upcoming anthology taking entries and decided to give it a try. And since I’m still working (slowly) through a mound of pre-writing for my next novel I figured this might be a fun diversion. It … Continue reading

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