Missing Swords…

Like the rest of you, I am trapped in my home because of COVID-19. I am feeling extra confined because I have an underlying lung condition and cannot leave the house except for a walk. I haven’t been in a building other than my home for almost 2 months now. One thing I miss the…

2019 Nanowrimo Prep

We are a week and two days out from Nanowrimo. I am far more prepared this year than I was last year when I wrote, and failed, to finish the second book for Battle Engines. As I wrote in my previous post I wrote almost the entire book and hated it. It required me to…

Best-laid plans…

Sometimes, writing goes so smoothly it seems a dream activity. The words just flow and the story is amazing. I often hear of writers saying the stories write themselves and I myself have often said that. Unfortunately, in writing Battle Engines 2 for the past few months that was not the case. I’ve been struggling…

Writer’s Expo

These last two weekends I had my first foray into the wider world of being an author.  Until now, this had been a mostly solo endeavor other than the work I’ve done with my editor or my beta readers but that has always been about my books.  During this event I got to interact with…

Nanowrimo

Most probably do not know but I cut my teeth in a competition called Nanowrimo.  For those unfamiliar with it, it is a writing competition where a bunch of crazy people try to write 50,000 words in one month.  It was a goal that, once upon a time, seemed completely unachievable. To achieve it you…

Public Library Appearance

On November 10th and November 17th I will be appearing at two libraries in Pennsylvania.  If anyone is in the area I would love to meet you.