I wrote a post over at Whispers and Wonder about how I write magic and why I don't create magic systems.
I've picked up my reading pace and one of the ways I did so was to start reading short SFF again. For me, 2021 has not started off strong for short SFF stories. Many of the recent stories are so bleak I just can't read them. But these are some recent stories I enjoyed quite… Continue reading February Short SFF Reading
This year, I approach National Novel Writing Month as a published author. My previous NaNo years I was a writer trying to get novels written and learning how to do them well. Last week saw the publication of my novel At the End of the World which started life as a NaNo project. This year… Continue reading The Author and this Year’s NaNoWriMo
Well, I guess I shouldn't treat the release of my novel At the End of the World as a true first in publication. I've had poems published and I've published a short story. But there's something different about a novel. I decided not to post a big celebration piece on the day of publication (tomorrow,… Continue reading On the Eve of Publication
Reading in 2020 has been an up and down process for me, mostly down. Finding the mental space to simply escape has been a challenge. I'm a slow reader and lately it's taking me twice as long to complete anything. Short novels and novellas have worked best. As a writer, I'm exposed to recommendations from… Continue reading Finding Your Next Book