Last time we saw our intrepid hero, she was all swagger and ready to try out a new toy (which is still the best writing tool I’ve ever used, by the way) to write NaNoWriMo. Then, she disappeared. Again. What happened to the girl who wrote 13 novels in a year? Honestly, I wonder that … More On Not Writing and Beyond
Sometimes shit happens. Generally, it happens right after a commitment, or a recommitment. Shit likes to hide off to the side, waiting until the right time to strike and derail us. Sometimes, very often, the derailment works. The trick isn’t to power through it, or to stick it out, or to beat ourselves up for … More Sometimes Shit Happens
The only thing harder than beginning is re-beginning. I’ve been gone a long while, I know. I’ve wanted to write many times, wanted to share some thoughts that never materialized into words. I’ve also wanted to skip over the bit about me taking such a prolonged leave of absence and pretend no one has noticed … More I’m back, and then I am gone
Over time, I've often been asked a lot to talk about my writing process – the nuts and bolts of what I do when I sit down to write. And so far, I've resisted doing so, partly because I don't really know if I have a writing process, and partly because its a very self-conscious … More My Writing Process (with pictures)
About an hour from my house, there is a place called the Salt Flats; an expanse of desert in a long flat valley, sparkling white with a thick layer of crystal salt, the ghost of a lake that once covered this valley. If you go there at night, you can see all the stars above, … More Meditations on Change and Hair Dye
Happy spring! Before I get too deep in my own thoughts, go sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo. I'll wait. Yes, you do have time. Camp lets you set your own word count goal, so no excuses. Go sign up. Because, writers, it's time to bloom again. It's been a long winter, and now the world … More Camp NaNoWriMo. Are you in?
I want to be a writer. Specifically, I want to write and publish books. Books about vampires and fairies and an organization I created called the Wish Granter's Union. I want people to read what I write, to be inspired by my characters as I have been by other characters. I want to share what … More Focusing on the Outcome