The question of “done enough”

It's hard to say when a story is "done enough." It probably depends on who's involved. If you have an editor and/or a publisher involved, it's probably done enough when everyone agrees it's ready. If the story is just for you, it's done enough when you're done tinkering with it. It's when you're self-publishing, I … Continue reading The question of “done enough”

All I Want For Christmas Is a Better Goodreads

If I could get a present from the internet this year, I would want a Goodreads that allows for more finely-tuned tracking of the books I've read. Options like "I read this book more than once this year" would be a great start. A separate track for tracking audiobooks that puts them in the aggregate … Continue reading All I Want For Christmas Is a Better Goodreads

finishing a novel: unfold has finally unfolded

Unfold is finished. I have to say, when I wrote FOLD last year I never expected to write a sequel. And it feels like I've been working on this book forever, probably because the world isn't new to me. But it hasn't really been long at all - I started putting words down in May, … Continue reading finishing a novel: unfold has finally unfolded

a new story to tell

That case of completion molasses...es I had a few weeks ago turned into a finished first draft quicker than I'd expected, and while I'd meant to take a break in between writing books, the next one was calling my name. As of last night, the sequel to FOLD (as yet untitled) is underway, and here's … Continue reading a new story to tell

completion molasses…es

Sometimes, despite having the imagination of a child, I think I have the memory of...something that doesn't have much of a memory. See, I'm coming to the end of my current work in progress. And I'm DRAGGING my feet to get it done. I'm seriously like...a chapter away from completion. But the closer I draw to … Continue reading completion molasses…es

that lost, tetherless feeling, or, back from 96 days around another world

As it turns out, I wasn't able to finish the first draft of EHP in 90 days. It took me 96. Emmeline - the first draft, anyway - clocks in at 85,334 words. And it's nowhere near done done - it still has to go through my early readers, and the time it's with them gives … Continue reading that lost, tetherless feeling, or, back from 96 days around another world

Parallel Worlds, and other adventures

This morning, I couldn't sleep. So in the perfect silence of early morning, I finally finished PARALLEL WORLDS by Michio Kaku. It's taken me over a month to read - dense stuff, but mind-blowing. I've never been stellar at math or science, but I've always loved thinking about the universe and how tiny we are … Continue reading Parallel Worlds, and other adventures