I have been doing a lot of thinking over the last month. In fact, I've got a Word doc on my computer that is basically 2,000 words of me thinking out loud (well, typing), trying to work my way through the quagmire of issues that 2020 seems to have brought to the light. (Which […]Continue reading
The good, the bad, and the thoughtful.
With Bonded Beach out in the world, I'm starting to focus on the next book. The first draft is done, and I'm going to be feeling out for sensitivity readers for it soon - but first, the good and the bad. Bad news first: Hanukkah Miracles will not be released until December. It's a holiday-themed […]Continue reading
Sometimes life is a Joni Mitchell song
We lost internet for a while this past weekend. Apparently someone somewhere snipped a cable they weren't supposed to snip, and so the whole block lost internet for two days. The funny thing about losing internet access is I never realize how much of our lives we spend online. Some things are obvious: Tumblr and […]Continue reading
I’ve been waist-deep in editing the last few weeks, trying to get not only the next book to a stage where it’s ready for other eyes, but also a few other projects that needed intense editing before completion. I used to hate the editing process, because it seemed so tedious – delete a comma here, […]Continue reading
First Draft… but wrong book, as it turns out.
My first drafts are always messy. There are multiple kinds of writers in the world, but most of the time you can divide them into two groups: the writers who like to plan out their stories in detail, with outlines and guidelines and complete synopsis with bullet points included. “And here they will meet, and […]Continue reading
I swear, it’s not an obsession, it just looks that way.
I admit it: I have an obsession with my word count. But it’s not exactly about how many words I’ve written at the end of the day. If you’re a writer, and you spend any amount of time in online writing communities, you are all-too-well acquainted with the all-mighty word count. Whether it’s the precise […]Continue reading