A few days ago, I felt like I had not gotten nearly so much done in February as I had originally planned, but now, I see that I got a TON of stuff done, it just wasn’t all in the original plan! And you know what? That’s OK. Reading Challenges Well, I got more books […]
You know how sometimes you try to fix something and wind up breaking something else?
I wanted to do some more microfiction today, but I couldn’t come up with anything I thought was worth sharing. Maybe next time. In the meantime, I’ve made some progress with my other projects, though not as much as I’d been hoping. Editing I finished rereading the latest draft, but as I neared the end, […]
Mad Grammar Skillz, Editing and Reading Progress, and GO BRONCOS!
I found this quiz while I was going through my Feedly and I decided to test myself. I haven’t formally taken grammar since 8th grade, and I wanted to see if my grasp of it was still in as good of shape as I thought. I think 90% right counts as a win. Is that […]
Non-writing goals are the ultimate writing-time-suck.
I’ve never really had to schedule time to write. Writing has always been a priority and my schedule has always been enough of a priority that I have almost always been able to find time for it. With all my other commitments this year, I’m finding that if I don’t schedule time to write – […]
Haiku, Review, and Progress Overdue
How’s that for rhyme-tastic? :P Because I decided to go all-out reference-crazy on this post, here’s a clip from Flight of the Conchords, Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros. Saying “rhyme-tastic” reminded me of those crazy dudes. Enjoy. Poetry: rocking it haiku-style As promised, and since I’m on a book frenzy, here’s a spontaneous poem just for you: […]
Book Review (The Bourne Identity) and a Quick Update: Just to Mix Things Up
My review of The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum My rating: 3 of 5 stars Where do I begin? I saw the movies, all three of the original ones based on the Ludlum books, and then the fourth one with Jeremy Renner that was an “expansion” of the fallout from Jason Bourne’s actions. I thought […]
How to Live with a Bad Review
This one is for the writers. What do you do when you get a bad review? Statistically, it’s bound to happen. You can’t please everybody, but that doesn’t make it any less painful when it happens. Sticks and Stones I haven’t had that many reviews at all, so when I get a bad one, it […]
The Overall Response? I’m Optimistic
With both of the book giveaways over, I wanted to take a moment to recap the initial response to Quiet on the Set. Call it vanity, pride, or just obsessive statisticianing (it’s a word–I Googled it and other people say it, too), but I’m really pleased with everyone’s responses to the book! The Stats 249+ […]
VICTORY! Quiet on the Set Is Now for Sale!
Phew! What a nightmarish week it’s been! Instead of complaining first, I’ll start you off with a joke: what do you call a place where it’s blizzarding and snowing sideways one week, and sunny and 70 degrees the next? COLORADO! Holee shit – I drove home in the stupid blizzard last week (after a lovely […]
Mastering (or Failing to Master) the Transition
I’ve been working on my edit-in-progress for a few weeks now, and it’s been a blast getting back into a story that I haven’t touched in a couple years. It’s also been kind of a nice change after focusing on writing for about 4 months straight. So far, it’s been going pretty well. I’m just […]