Wednesday, November 16, 2011


My flash story "Ned Thrall" is now live on Daily Science Fiction! I hope you all enjoy it!

I made 50K yesterday afternoon so my NaNo madcap journey is now complete. I know I said I wasn't going to write madcap this year, but it is a hard habit to break, and there were all these people around me writing madcap and I just could not stop myself from competing. Plus, I wanted to make my goal before the aforementioned Thanksgiving Palooza begins. So! Done and Done! I've got a great start on Orc Romance The Sequel, and the finished Orc Romance Stand Alone to show for myself, so I really can't complain.

The rest of the month will be beta reading and revisions in fits and starts while I negotiate the family events of this fine holiday season. My goal is to have Postcards put through its paces and ready to go back out the door by January 1. This might be super easy and no trouble at all or a ridiculous goal that I will never manage to achieve depending on what comes down the pipeline in December. Finger crossing can now commence, if you feel so inclined to speed me on my journey to the future.

I'll keep you posted, Blogfriends!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Quick Update!

Firstly) Orc Romance Draft One is complete! 101,000 words. Is there at least one more book for Bolthorn? Um. Yes. NOT BY DESIGN. And actually, I'm really impressed with myself because this book feels like it found a very natural and satisfying conclusion which allows it to stand alone.

Secondly) My flash fiction story "Ned Thrall" is going out to all subscribers of Daily Science Fiction, TOMORROW! If you are not a subscriber, it is free, and they send out one story by email every day, Monday through Friday. If you are not a joiner (as many aren't!) my story will be available to the rest of the internets on Wednesday, November 16th! I am so wickedly stoked about this, I can't even tell you. Daily Science Fiction regularly publishes stuff by the kinds of writers who win actual awards.

Thirdly) Nanowrimo. I know, I know, it is cheating to have already started writing before November, but because Orc Romance was so close to the end, I could not justify putting it on hold to start a totally different project. Especially once I realized that it was going to be more than one book. All the same, since November 1, I have written over 25,000 words (26,695 as I write this blog post). I'm taking it easy this year, pace-wise, and pretty happy with how things are coming along. I figure for my second 25K I will leap into Orc Romance The Sequel, since I wrote past the end of book one the first time and it's already swirling in my brain.

And that, as they say, is that. I'll post again with a direct link to my flash story when I have one to share, and of course I will let you all know when I reach 50K! Happy Writing to my fellow Wrimos!