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

Mortal Coil

In my current WIP, the protagonist is a girl who can walk and talk with the dead. As a psychopomp, her job is to ferry spirits of the recently dead across the border from life. In the course of doing that job, she comes across many deaths – some accidental, some of old age, some … Continue reading Mortal Coil

An Embarrassment of Riches

I never thought I'd be in a situation where I had to decide which book to write first, but that's where I've found myself over the last week. On one hand, there's Emmeline, who has taken more than a year to mature enough in my head to be ready to come to the page. On … Continue reading An Embarrassment of Riches

Nothing good can come from stealing a ring from an open casket.

Or can it? That's what I'll set down the road today to find out. I have the next 2 days off from work and am planning to spend most of both digging in to a new story with a new protagonist. This one has been stewing around in my head for over a year. I … Continue reading Nothing good can come from stealing a ring from an open casket.