Friday Five: Last Call

Today I’m answering five questions for the Friday Five. These are all about something that was last. Who was the last person you called? The last person I called on the phone would be my mother. I planned to send her flowers for her birthday, but something in a group text made me think sheContinue reading “Friday Five: Last Call”

Camp NaNo: Ten Days In

It’s the tenth day of Camp NaNoWriMo, and I am speeding ahead with my book. NaNoWriMo is, of course, National Writing Month. It’s officially in November, but Camp NaNo is the more flexible version, and it’s happening now in April. I’m working on a science-fiction novel, which I started some time ago. In fact, IContinue reading “Camp NaNo: Ten Days In”

Camp NaNo: April Fool’s Edition

If it’s April, this must be Camp NaNoWriMo! I began work at midnight on this National Novel Writing Month challenge. Yes, it’s true that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is November, when participants attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. But twice a year, we also have Camp NaNo, a more flexible versionContinue reading “Camp NaNo: April Fool’s Edition”

Editing Update: Plugging Away

I am still plugging away at the latest book I’m writing. I’ve been doing an edit of my manuscript draft, and sending a few chapters at a time to my editor Lawrence (actually, we’ll be listed as coauthors on the cover). And it’s finally starting to come a bit more naturally; I used to speedContinue reading “Editing Update: Plugging Away”

Write Away: Chapters 17-20

I’ve been revising and reworking parts of my novel manuscript. I’ve been hung up on Chapters 17 to 20 this week, but I think I’m getting close. The hard part is trying to reconcile different versions. Chapter 17, in particular, was feeling too long and complicated. I felt it was slowing the action too much.Continue reading “Write Away: Chapters 17-20”

Month of Valentine Letters

I posted yesterday about February being the Month of Letters, or LetterMo. I’m taking the challenge, as I usually do, which means writing and mailing at least one letter or card each day this month, and replying to anyone who writes to me. Valentine’s Day is coming, so several of the cards I’ve sent inContinue reading “Month of Valentine Letters”