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

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

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...

Impatient, Millennial Dad

I’m five months into fatherhood. The days are long. The weeks are short. My sleep hasn’t yet recovered. And I love every minute. But, though Claire is constantly hitting milestones that are advanced for her age, I want her to be older now. I don’t...