Wednesday Writing Journal: 2013-01-30

A short update this time: I’m still doing edits on Warmistress. I’m going through chapters seven and eight right now. I might finish those off tomorrow night and move on to the next segment of the work. I had hoped to be done with edits before the end of the month, but it doesn’t look ...

Monday Muse: 2013-01-28

From time to time, my muse rears her head and talks to me. I’ve managed to capture some of these conversations and am sharing them with you. I will warn you that my muse is a potty-mouth. I have no control over what she tells me. Sorry. Muse: What do you mean you sprained your ...

Wednesday Writing Journal: 2013-01-23

I’m hip-deep in edits on Warmistress right now. I’m done with chapters one through four. I’m busy polishing chapters five and six right now. I have about four more passes to go before I’m done with those chapters. I’m not sure what the next segment is, though. I haven’t looked that far ahead. I know ...

Monday Muse: 2013-01-21

From time to time, my muse rears her head and talks to me. I’ve managed to capture some of these conversations and am sharing them with you. I will warn you that my muse is a potty-mouth. I have no control over what she tells me. Sorry. Muse: Been doing edits? Me: Yep. Muse: How ...

Vice President, Pikes Peak Writers

As most of you may know by now, I’m the new vice president of the Pikes Peak Writers. This has been in the works for a little over a month, which is one of the reasons I chose to not run again as president of the CSFWG. Things went as I had hoped because it ...

Fare Thee Well, CSFWG

Yesterday morning the annual elections for the Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group were held. Until that time, I’d been a volunteer/leader of the organization for five years. The first year was as Saturday Officer (called Saturday VP at the time), and the past four years was as president of the organization. When the elections for ...

Wednesday Writing Journal: 2013-01-09

I’m not doing much “writing” these days, but I’m doing a ton of editing on Warmistress. I’m going through the feedback given to me by my critique group. I’ve gone through chapters 1-4 a few times already and fix/polished quite a few things. I’d say I’m roughly one-third the way through the written feedback pages I’ve ...

Monday Muse: 2013-01-07

From time to time, my muse rears her head and talks to me. I’ve managed to capture some of these conversations and am sharing them with you. I will warn you that my muse is a potty-mouth. I have no control over what she tells me. Sorry. Muse: So, you’re working on edits? Me: Yep. ...

Wednesday Writing Journal: 2012-01-02

Here it is, the start of a new year. 2013 comes in with a bang as 2012 fades into the shadows of history. It’s not time for a new project for me, though. It’s time for the next phase in my current project. Warmistress (book #2 of the trilogy) is now in a completed, rough ...

Warmistress First Draft Complete

The first draft of Warmistress is now complete. It weighs in at slightly under 104,000 words. My target is still 120k, but a more realistic number might be 115k. Now it’s time to kick into edit mode and fill in those blanks I skimped on in an effort to get the story out of my ...