Failing I haven't done a proper writing update much at all this year, as I'm sure both my loyal readers have noticed. To put a fine point on it, the reason is this: 2019 fucking sucked as a writing year for me. And early, that started to feel like failure. Probably back in, say, February, … Continue reading Failing, Losing, Faking It, Self-Rejection, Earning Out, and other “Fun” Things About 2019
Mine! When I came up with topics for each day of #ShortStoryMonth, I didn't always have a specific story (or anthology or collection) in mind to refer to, and was banking on my future self having ideas throughout the month to answer the prompts. Today, I'm a little stuck. The idea of the prompt today … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Eleven — Wilde Stories
Today is the day. I'm just going to count to five or something. Maybe ten. Okay, probably fifteen at the very least. Today is the official release day for the queer YA novel I wrote over the last mumble-mumble years. As of today? You should see it available everywhere. As always, if you can, I'd … Continue reading Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks — Now Available Everywhere!
Yesterday, I was having a kind of off day. It was snowing (still, again, relentlessly) and I realized just how many books I needed to finish reading, and soon. I'm lucky enough to get ARCs for a lot of titles, but I'm falling behind, and it makes me feel guilty when I've agreed to read … Continue reading First Echo
I got my edits back for Triad Soul, and I've been plugging away at them this week. I have more items for my "personal foible" list now (who knew it was possible to be addicted to em-dashes?), but as always, the editing process is my favourite bit: it's where I get to see where … Continue reading Writing Wednesday – Edits!
Today, I finished Scrappy Little Nobody, Anna Kendrick's book. I listened to it—I really prefer to listen to biographies rather than to physically read them, especially if the author is the one reading the book (and even more especially if it's an autobiography). I like having that one-step-closer to knowing exactly the tone that the … Continue reading I’d Rather Listen