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.

On Motivation… Battle Engines

It was a blazing hot summer day in July back in 2016 and I found myself in Adams, Tennessee in a place I never thought I’d be.  Sweat bees swarmed around us nipping at our skin as the smoke of coal and diesel fumes filled the air.  There was something else in the air.  Small…