WIP-it Wednesday: August 30th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I added 3,200 words to the new chapter seven of Vivian’s Last Cigarette over the weekend, getting its total word-count to 7,300 as of 11pm Sunday. I’d hoped to finish the chapter by then… but alas… I once again came... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: August 23rd, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! First, a quick update for all of you who wrote me concerned about my health after last week’s post. I want to thank all of you, and I’m happy to relay that my blood sugars levels are testing around 150-180... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: August 16th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Things are finally moving forward on Vivian’s Last Cigarette again, and continuing to progress for my two other creative projects at the same time. Regular readers following my work on the novel probably already know how my writing mojo got... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: August 9th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! It’s been an eventful week. On Thursday I received the critique feedback on the first draft of Cretaceous Queen and started working with them. By about midnight, I had a second draft and sent it over to Madicienne and had... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: May 31st, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I didn’t write as much on Vivian’s Last Cigarette as I wanted to over the three-day weekend, but I still got the new chapter six from zero to almost 2,700 words. I’m really happy with how it is shaping-up. The... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: May 24th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! My writing was interrupted by a Saturday that included a half-day of yardwork and a lawnmower that died on me. However, my inspiration never faltered. Even with an abbreviated amount of time to write this weekend, I had added 2,500... Continue Reading →

A Word of Thanks, to All 500 of You!

I was editing and writing the other night, as is often my lot, when the notice that my blog here had reached 500 followers chirped onto my phone. I’m continually amazed and grateful for all the people that take an interest in my blog and writing, and for all the wonderful individuals I’ve been able... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: May 17th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Steady progress was made on Vivian’s Last Cigarette this weekend. I edited the new chapter four that I finished last Sunday, and expanded it by almost a thousand words to add and improve a few things. These were focused on... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: May 10th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I finished the new chapter four for Vivian’s Last Cigarette late Sunday night. Coming in at 4,400 words, it contains a lot of interaction between my orc protagonists and several minor characters. This chapter definitely relays a feel for the... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: May 3rd, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Not much movement on the novel to report this week. I edited the 1,700 words I wrote on Vivian’s last weekend, and then added about 500 more to get the fourth chapter to the point of introducing a new character.... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: April 26th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! After all the roadblocks I encountered last week, this week was a lot more productive! Getting much of my blog work done ahead of time granted me bonus hours to write on Vivian’s Last Cigarette, and with that added time... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: April 19th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! A combination of events derailed my creative writing this week. Last Monday, the writing subreddit I help to run encountered some turbulent waters. I don’t believe the details behind the drama are relevant to relay here, but its effect on... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: April 12th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I added 3,000 words to the new chapter three of Vivian’s Last Cigarette and almost finished it this weekend. Although I estimate I’ll only need another 300 words to wrap it up, I simply ran out of steam after a... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: April 5th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I write this while it’s just a few degrees above freezing outside, pouring rain falling on melting snow. I like it. I’m happy to have it. I’m ready for the snow to leave and for spring, --or as we call... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: March 29th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Last week, I started my plan to add two new chapters to Vivian’s Last Cigarette. These are going in-between the reworked chapters one and two from the prior drafts, with the goal being for them to fill-in some character development... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: March 22nd, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I spent most of my evenings this week reviewing and acting upon Lauren’s notes for the first chapter of Vivian’s Last Cigarette. This spurred an extensive overhaul of its first half, and a less extensive revision on the second. As... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: February 22nd, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Over the weekend, I finished editing the final five chapters and the remaining 30% of Vivian’s Last Cigarette. Now the entire book has reached a second draft state! I’ve also received notes from my second reader on chapters one through... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: February 8th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Edits! Kim completed a double read of chapters 4-8 of Vivian’s Last Cigarette, and presented me with her feedback on Sunday. Now that she’s finished the first act, I was pleased that its surprise at the very end affected her... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: January 25th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! After six months and 70,000 words, Vivian's Last Cigarette is a finished first draft! The novel came to the end of its initial creation on Sunday, after I completed its last chapter and did some revisions to a couple of... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: January 18th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I had a solid weekend of writing, adding close to three-thousand words to the final chapter of Vivian’s Last Cigarette. The manuscript is now likely within a thousand words of becoming a finished first draft… and the excitement of typing... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: January 11th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! I finally got back to working on Vivian’s Last Cigarette! The last chapter is started, and although I didn’t get a ton written, I did add a solid twelve-hundred words. Those words comprised a tricky opening scene that introduces three... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: December 28th, 2016

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Ah, the last week of the year. That weird bridge between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays usually built with equal parts fatigued lethargy and retrospective. Although I am writing a retrospective for the year to be posted on Saturday,... Continue Reading →

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