Everything and the Kitchen Sink

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

It’s that time.  Thirty thousand words (roughly 100 pages) in and I’ve hit the wall.  I knew it would happen, you do nano more than once and you come to expect it.  Doesn’t mean that it’s any less of a pain-in-the-ass, it just means I knew it...
Wresting with Bears

Wresting with Bears

Arg. The past ten days have been exhausting!  I’ve been going back and forth between Comcast and my hosting company because this weird bug showed up that prevented me from accessing my website. Since it happened when I installed the new modem Comcast sent me, I...
Just who’s in charge here?

Just who’s in charge here?

Probably the most interesting thing about writing is that what’s in my head rarely becomes what appears on the page.  I have a habit of laying out scenes in my head – dialog and everything – but when I go to type it out, it’s never the same as...
What’s my process? To fill the jar, of course!

What’s my process? To fill the jar, of course!

I was thinking the other day about my writing process and the surprises that come with it, and it reminded me of the parable about  golf balls in the jar.  From now on I’m using it as the go-to analogy of my process because it really is a perfect fit: Photo by...