Ad Astra 2017 – A Schedule Correction

In a recent Writ Bits broadcast to my subscribers, I announced that I would be doing a reading with Jen Frankel on Saturday, May 6 at Ad Astra. The time we originally agreed upon has been changed to earlier in the evening. The reading will now take place from 7pm to 8:30pm, and we will Read More …

Day 22 of NaNoWriMo – Brain Hurts

Today’s writing scene was a little slow to get started. I ended up skipping over a part of it just so I could get to the good stuff—the high drama, the climax. It was violent and gory and a lot of intense. In fact, it’s the only gory scene in the entire book. The other Read More …

Day 20 of NaNoWriMo – Off to Work We Go

Today’s scene is set at the tail end of a funeral. The POV character is Maeve, and you know what? She is still as stubborn as the moment she walked on in the very first scene I wrote. She’s been tempted, but she’s held firm to her convictions. Love her for that. Today’s scene was troubling Read More …

Day 13 of NaNoWriMo – Unmuddling the Middle

Middles of stories that are being written often have a tendency to get muddled very quickly, especially when you decide doings things like splitting a scene into two, moving them around, and inadvertently breaking the timeline. (No worries, I made a quick fix, which I’ll clean up during revisions.) Middles of stories are often where Read More …