Back in 2007, I wrote what I thought at the time was the best thing I’d ever produced. It was a fantasy story of about 80 pages. I thought it was gritty and fun and had solid plotting. I was even considering attempting to get it published. As part of the process, I gave copies … More Character Assassination
(and I’ve been putting out fires with gasoline.Listening to plenty of David Bowie. Sorry for the bad reference) Yeesh! It’s been a month since I wrote something. That’s bad news. But between being cooped up inside (it rained here for almost two weeks straight) and the soul-deadening effect working from home is still having on … More It’s Been Too Long
I’m having a really hard time keeping first readers for my novel. I’m on my fourth one. I know it’s nothing I’m doing, but I must say it’s doing nothing for my anxiety level (previously documented; recap: HIGH) to have shown my work – my heart and soul – to several people and then have … More Dammit. Lost another one
I’m not one who’s ever done well with writing at home. There are far too many distractions and I’ve worked hard to make a firm distinction between my work life and my home life. So, to be ordered to work at home, to have all of my familiar and comfortable writing haunts closed and boarded … More Working From Home
I know writers get asked this a lot (even though no one’s asked me yet. C’mon…you know you want to): where do you get your ideas? I’m not really interested in being a sinister sister here, but as the world succumbs to panic and terror and self-quarantine, I smell opportunity. The opportunity to isolate and … More Black Death, V. 37 (and counting)
UPDATED 3/17/20: I don’t know what I was thinking, but I watched President Trump’s address to the country on COVID-19 on Friday evening. Aside from the fact that the man is incapable of constructing a coherent and complete sentence, I really hope everyone noticed the way he used the national State of Emergency to suspend … More Google Eats The World…Or, At Least, They’ll Eat Your Intellectual Property
It’s true! I’ve just finished going through the editing and contract portions of getting my work published for the first time. The work is a 400-word essay called “Bloody Chrysalis,” to be published in the forthcoming resource guide, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves 2. I have to say that it was a major personal achievement for … More I’m Official!