I've been thinking about whether or not to share this post, because it is a personal post. It Hungers hit shelves on Tuesday, and I'm really proud of this book. I've talked at length about how this book takes the series in the direction I originally wanted it to go and how I needed to … Continue reading It Hungers: When Writing Trauma Gets Personal
Names mean things. We all know that. From choosing "just the right" name for a newborn to learning the true name of a demonic or celestial being so as to have power over it, naming is a long and storied tradition. As a writer, the choice of whether to write under one's given name or … Continue reading What’s in a Pen Name?
A serious thunderstorm is heading our way. As a result, school has gone virtual. I've given my students activities to complete, and I check email periodically. As the rain nears, the barometric pressure drops, and a gentle, cool calm fills the air. I know the storm will be a beast, as heavy rainfall and tornadoes … Continue reading Rainy Day Writing
I do apologize for the melodramatic title, but that sums up my feelings at present. I've moved beyond the "Adhesion" beat, and we're moving through the blossoming of romance that ends with the next pinch point/plot twist. That sounds great. I'm about 60% through the first draft. That also sounds great. So why am I … Continue reading Romance Update: AAAARGH!
Monday was a struggle. Today wasn't much better. Now, I'm sprawled on the sofa with my calico cat Zuzu curled up, purring, and drooling on my leg. I've got a glass of bourbon in my hand as I scroll my social media feeds. The windows are open, allowing the crisp, cool March air and the … Continue reading Why Do I Write?