I Have No Words Before anything else, I'd like to start this post with a declaration: I've barely written anything aimed for publication in months, and that's okay. Before COVID, and before the dog blew the tendons in my arm and elbow (still not great, but getting better, and I've gotten to the point where … Continue reading Squeezing the Tennis Ball
So, funny thing. Well, not funny ha-ha so much as perhaps-I-shall-laugh-instead-of-cry, but it turns out I have an announcement today that I was hoping would be one thing and is instead another. First—I swear this isn't a joke. April Fools Day is kind of a terrible day to make any sort of serious statement, but … Continue reading Village Fool (or, The Joke Is On Me)
Today is the day! Silas and Dino hit the (digital) shelves of all the various e-tailers out there, and Faux Ho Ho is officially out in the wild! The Blurb: Silas Waite doesn’t want his big-C Conservative Alberta family to know he’s barely making rent. They’d see it as yet another sign that he’s not … Continue reading Faux Ho Ho — Now Available!
Since Faux Ho Ho released on the Bold Strokes Books website yesterday, and last month a fellow author and wonderful friend Marie Bilodeau asked me "are there more Village stories?" when I tweeted about it, it occurred to me I should really try and put all the Village stuff in one place, in case someone … Continue reading Returning to the Village
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
Short Story Month It's May, and May is Short Story Month, and I threw together a quick month's worth of prompts to discuss short fiction all month because—as is likely well-known to those of you here—I freaking love short stories. If you want to play along, by all means please do! On Twitter, I'm gonna … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day One — Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” (and my “Heart.”)