Letting the Characters Do the Driving– and the Story

Even though I had a to-do list filled with writing, research, sketching and sculpting, I spent most of yesterday reading Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man, a collection of science fiction short stories that I picked up on our trip to Manteo in February. I’d intended to read one story, then … Continue reading

Why I’m Not Doing NaNoWriMo, and Why That’s Okay

When I woke up this morning, I realized it’s NaNoWriMo, and I haven’t written a single word in almost a week. But that’s okay, because I’m not doing NaNoWriMo. Continue reading

Busy, busy, busy — BREAK! And brakes…

For the last three weeks, I’ve been busy editing a manuscript. Not one of my own. Something someone else wrote. This was the first editing pass. I wrapped it up and emailed everything to both the author and the publisher Friday night with thirteen minutes to spare before the clock … Continue reading