Category Archives: Writing

Scratching the Nerd Itch, or The One Where I Talk About Cheese Harvesting

I prepped a lot before diving into writing the first draft of a novel,  have just enough self-awareness to know what advice will work for me.

One piece of advice that I read that that is now sacrosanct is Continue reading Scratching the Nerd Itch, or The One Where I Talk About Cheese Harvesting

It’s Time to Start

I’m not sure I’m good enough to write this story, but I am good enough to try.

See that stack of notecards? That’s the book. Also in this picture are earplugs, my crappy reading glasses that give me a headache, a referral card for an endodontist, some magic elixir, a corrector pen, a mood ring, and my lucky fake succulent, among other junk. I think that’s about right.

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This week as I finalized and outline and uttered every curse word I know while maneuvering through the heavenly hellscape that is Scrivener, I alternated between panic, despair, and occasional breaks-in-the-cloud rays of optimism.

My goals are: Continue reading It’s Time to Start