December, 2018, Report

I didn’t really close out December in my previous message, so let’s do that now. Writing Conferences/Workshops/Classes: None attended this month. I did receive a copy of Beginnings, Middles, & Ends, by Nancy Kress, for Christmas that I’m looking forward to reading soon. Finished: First draft of the new novel is finished. It’s rough and…

4th Saturday (8/2018)

I’m going to try to do a catchall writing post on the 4th weekend of every month. Technically I’m a day early, but now that it’s in my head I wanted to get it started. A way of keeping track of what I’ve done each month. August, 2018, has been fantastic. We started it off…

This is the End – 2017 in Review

I’ve been working on a long post about our nation and our current political climate, but that’s a dissertation that’ll require another month to sort out in my head and hone. In the meantime, I wanted to reflect on 2017 and look forward to what 2018 may have in store for us. 2017 Writing Goals:…

2017

A new year has arrived.  Normally this is a cause for pausing and reflecting on everything that came the year before, the good and the bad, and setting goals for the next one to come.  But after watching the world lurch hard to the right, watching thinly masked racists gain power as they threaten to…

Putting the Baby to Bed

It topped out at 135,000 words.  But on Saturday morning I wrote the final words of my latest WIP, the novel Summer, and put it to rest.  It’s cooling its heels in a folder on my drive now, and I will do my best not to revisit it until the holidays are over and 2017…