Some LoveBot Updates—New Drawing AND New Story

I recently shared the creation of LoveBot, a new character of mine. Then I shared a day-in-the-life story of LoveBot, and I’ve received a lot of good responses from that. Better yet, there’s a new version of LoveBot. Presenting LoveBot 0.5: In the...

An Introduction to LoveBot

The following is a short story introduction to LoveBot. [Read how he was created here.] You can change his battery. You can change his motherboard. But you can’t change his heart. LoveBot powers up in a dark hallway. The red heart on his chest slowly lights up...

The Creative Process Behind LoveBot

This is the story of how I went from doing normal things in a normal part of my day to creating a character, a story, and a new writing project. Last Friday, I was alphabetizing a list for work, and I decided to write it out by hand instead of typing it. While I was...

The Sun Also Rises

For those that don’t remember reading Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises in high school literature class, the novel is about a veteran of World War I (Jake) traveling to Spain with his friends to watch the bullfighting that takes place every year. His...
One Pixel Perfect

One Pixel Perfect

In my line of work, Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year with some of the largest and most important projects coming due all at once. This was my fourth Christmas, and it’s safe to say that it doesn’t get easier over time. But looking back to...

A Cover for My NaNoWriMo Novel

This is going to be brief, but allow me to set the scene… The world is in chaos and those with power are making absolute decisions. Dissent and revolution are in the air. You’re approaching the Post Office and notice the brick building has been...

November: Writing and Prompts

November is almost here, and I’ve already told almost everyone I know about my participation in NaNoWriMo. I’ve also shared how important it is for me that I meet the 50,000 word goal, because I will be taking care of a six-month-old next year and may not...
NaNoWriMo 2013 Planning

NaNoWriMo 2013 Planning

It’s October, and that means that it’s time to plan for National Novel Writing Month (AKA NaNoWriMo). The good news is that I’ve got my idea nailed down. The bad news…well, so far, there isn’t bad news. This year’s novel is going to...