I’ve been struggling mightily with my current project, a novella I have been working on since 2016. I have persisted through four drafts now, and I hope that the current draft, the fifth, will be closest to what I have wanted the project to be from the inception. But it’s been so damn hard toContinue reading “The Minutiae of Life”
So I am working on the fourth draft of my novella, Bloom. I am discovering a number of things about the project and earlier drafts.
I was tagged on Facebook to list five things about my work in progress. I am on vacation from my novella and working instead on rewriting a short story. So here goes with facts about the short story: 1. The protagonist is a feral child (though, he’s not really a child), literally raised by wolves. 2.Continue reading “Wolf and I”
The project I’ve spent the last six months on, The Weight of the Impossible, deals with a fifteen year old protagonist, Zach, who is a junior level competitive figure skater. As all teens do, he has a very particular lexicon. I found a graphic (on Twitter, I believe) which lists Generation Z terminology and jokinglyContinue reading “Mood”
I’ve been writing shorter fiction this summer, while I’m on a break from my main manuscript. This excerpt is from one of those pieces of shorter fiction, titled Queer as Love. The story follows a married couple as one of them transitions from female to male. This part comes after the narrator, who is the cisgender spouse,Continue reading “I am in the House of Mercy”
I am five chapters from finishing the second draft of my book. It will be 11 months and a little over 50,000 words of work on this draft. Edited to add: I will have written far more than 50,000 words for this draft. The 50k words are the words which survived editing and pruning to makeContinue reading “Light at the End”
Just a song which has become pretty much the theme song for the story I’m currently working on.
. . . what do you mean, all the studying and reading I did on Celtic languages and Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain might actually be useful after all?