WIP-it Wednesday: June 28th, 2017

What a week! The month leading up to it was a real rollercoaster, but I had a tremendously fun time at PortConMaine all the same! By the end of it, I was exhausted –conventions and back to back gaming and game-mastering are rarely restful– but it was a good kind of exhausted as I came... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: June 21st, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! It’s been a packed week. Leading up to it, my old cat became very sick and then passed away. And prior and post to that sad event I had bookended weekends that required me to work on my house and... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Old Friend

Almost a week ago, I had to say goodbye to one of the best cats ever, Nomti.Longtime followers of the blog will remember this old cat getting mentioned now and again. He was a tough but loving kitty, often blunt and graceless, but also very genuine and sincere in his affections. He made a habit... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: June 7th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! As I mentioned in my last update, the month of June in general will find me shifting my focus away from Vivian’s Last Cigarette for the next few weeks. Instead, I’m working on and finishing the RPG sessions I’ll be... 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 →

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: March 15th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Vivian’s Last Cigarette had a great deal of editing movement this week, specifically last Wednesday. Jessica, finally feeling better, started on the second act and ended up reading all five chapters in one sitting. Then she DEMANDED the last act... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: March 1st, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! My second reader found her top gear last week, and I was overjoyed to get the remainder of her notes on the first act by Friday. With those and her prior notes in hand, I was able to get started... 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: February 1st, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! It’s been a full week and my novel has started the editing and revision process! As of last Thursday my Assemblage of Awesome coalesced into a final roster of nine alpha and beta readers. Although the week before last I... 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 →

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