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 …

Side Roads and Circuses: On Being a Writer

One of the challenges of travelling the road of the writer is coming into contact with a persistent and limited view of how a professional writer should pursue their career. This limited view has directions plastered on billboards. Larger than life, these billboards read: earn a degree in English literature, get an agent, sign a contract with a Read More …

Lessons Learned from Participating in NaNoWriMo 2016

Today, I’d like to talk about what I learned about myself and my process while participating in NaNoWriMo 2016. Joining me today to help illustrate my points is a clown. I don’t know why he’s here, but he seems to want to be here, so let’s begin. 1. Planing to Write 50,000 Words Resulted in Writing Read More …

Day 24 of NaNoWriMo – My Last Day

When I first started NaNoWriMo, I was pretty confident that I’d be able to meet the minimum word count of 1,666 words per day. I imagined myself just going over the minimum maybe by a little, and plodding along, slow and steady wins the race. What I didn’t expect was to meet the challenge AND Read More …

Day 23 of NaNoWriMo – My Fingers Are On Fire

Today, was a very productive day. Lots of words in a short amount of time. So here’s a run down of what I accomplished: First, I finished up the section I skipped over in yesterday’s scene. I wasn’t quite sure how long it would take for Maeve to put the pieces together, but she did Read More …