NaNoWriMo 2014 — 2 Days and a Cover

I’m now two days into writing my NaNoWriMo novel, The Signateur, and I’m over 5,000 words already. (That’s one day ahead for anyone counting.) Better yet, I’m learning more about my characters and my story as I write them. It’s always so...
Why I’m Writing a Novel

Why I’m Writing a Novel

It occurred to me that I’ve written a lot about what I’m writing but very little about why I’m writing. So, on the eve of National Novel Writing Month, let me share why I’m attempting to write a novel this November. Very few people know that...
NaNoWriMo 2014 — 3 Days Out: Planning and Tools

NaNoWriMo 2014 — 3 Days Out: Planning and Tools

There’s just three days until the craziness of NaNoWriMO begins and The Signateur comes to life. I’ve got my plot. I’ve got my caffeine supply. I think I’m ready—which means I’m probably not. Ready or not, I already feel that this year is...
NaNoWriMo 2014 — 2 Weeks Out

NaNoWriMo 2014 — 2 Weeks Out

It’s fall. The trees are changing color. Pumpkin spice is everywhere. It’s novel writing season. I’ve written about my novel attempts for the last few Novembers (2011, 2012, 2013), so I’m going to skip the full National Novel Writing Month...

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...

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...