I have in mind a blog post on the vagaries, necessities, and nuisances of "genre" in writing (or, more particularly, publishing)…but I also need to get a lot of work done on Book 3 today, so that post will have to wait. But I'm excited to have this new blog location, so the temptation to… Continue reading Genre Musings (more to come) plus Chapter Excerpt: The Stone of Shadows
Location Photos: Orkney
A few old scans of photos taken on my long ago (Year 2000) trip to Orkney To those who have read The Stone of Shadows (or just Chapter One), the settings may seem familiar. To those who have not yet read it (or even just the first chapter), this is just a bit of what you're missing: Near St.… Continue reading Location Photos: Orkney
I am in the process of writing the third book in my series, The Wheel of the Year, and of moving (or at least trying out) my blog from Blogger to WordPress. It's a design thing, mostly, plus one of interface and features. It's not like Blogger has been horrible. I've enjoyed it for many… Continue reading Welcome
A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo
Over at Chuck Wendig's super-active blog, he made a great (timely) post about how this constant checking of mobile phones that so many of us do is causing us to check out of our lives. I wrote in a comment that, perhaps, got a bit off track, or what have you. But it felt wonderful to write, and… Continue reading A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo
Flash Fiction Challenge: Why I Write
Chuck Wendig (author and author guru) posted another challenge at his website, Terrible Minds, and it sounded…well, not exactly like fun in the way of the previous one…but fun in an important, know thyself sort of way. And so here it is: 1,000 words (exactly!) Why do I write? I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have some sort of writing implement… Continue reading Flash Fiction Challenge: Why I Write
Flash Fiction Challenge: Random Phrase
Chuck Wendig, author and author guru, posted a challenge over at his website, Terrible Minds, and it sounded like fun. 1,000 words that must incorporate a randomly generated phrase. I've revealed mine on the challenge's page (in an attempt to lure people over), but for those of you who found this post by other means, I'll let you… Continue reading Flash Fiction Challenge: Random Phrase
Book Cover: In Progress
In the midst of working on the book itself (which I can't share yet), I am also at work on the cover (which I can share, and so here it is): This isn't final, and could change drastically, but I'm happy so far. I may hate it tomorrow…or I may not. If you see any… Continue reading Book Cover: In Progress
And So It Begins
The Wheel of the Year: Book 3 I've got scribbled notes, an intriguing quote for the opening page, lots of loose ends from the first two books, and can feel the ideas beckoning me into the wood (or in this case, the depths of a blank, digital page). It's time to get going. While I'm… Continue reading And So It Begins
Many, Many Words…Because Internet.
Aargh. Okay. So, there is yet another flare-up on the internet—more specifically blogs and Twitter and probably Facebook and maybe Goodreads and Kindle Boards and even Snap-whatzit and Insta-whosey and that other site that people link to and it’s usually a thing linked from some other thing that takes you to some other thing. Anyway.… Continue reading Many, Many Words…Because Internet.
A belated Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas to all! I received a couple of unexpected gifts this year in the form of photos from people who were given a copy of either The Stone of Shadows or The Darkest Midnight. I hope they enjoy reading the books as much as I enjoyed seeing them out in the world.