Friday, July 22, 2011

Culture of Cool

There's something fundamentally cool about being a writer. The simple imaginary force required to craft a story is enough to say, "Hey look, aren't I brilliant? Check out what I've written. Love it. Share it."

Not to mention the culture of cool that is the writing community. Talk about support! If you ever doubt your talent, motivation, sanity, just jump on Twitter (no, not off a bridge) and you'll know within two seconds that you're not alone. The fact that writers embrace technology is the icing. Oh Blogger, Twitter, and now Google+, whatever shall I do without you? (Probably write more.)

I'm not sure what I love more about being a writer--the stories I create or the friends I make. What about you? Is it your love of cats that keeps you scribbling away? Or the coffee? What other cliches do us writers adhere to?

And speaking of cool, like the new blog design? It's a work in progress...

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I finally figured out the big reveal and it's BRILLIANT! Can't wait to share it with you all.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Busy Little Beaver

Hi guys,

Just wanted to let you know that I'm still hard at work. The amount of time I've put into this rewrite is crazy. I love it. I've got most of my plot points rearranged. I think I've probably deleted 30k words or more. By the time I'm done 75% will probably be rewritten in one form or another. The only sticky point I have left to figure out, and it's a biggie, is how to reveal who the murderer is. I struggled with this the first few drafts and never came up with something that I liked. Well, I've figured the rest out, so this too will get sorted out.

Talk to you all soon!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Vita Dolce

The sweet life.

Don't you ever feel totally blessed? Regardless of where you're at in your publishing pursuits and writing endeavors, life is good. While I do wish I had more hours in the day to write, read and just lounge about in the sun, I am immensely grateful for the time I do have. I really can't wait until this evening when I can steal an hour our two to finish outlining my rewrite. And then the real work begins...