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

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...

What I Do (or Don’t Do) with Writing Ideas

Unfortunately for me, my best ideas come to me right before I fall asleep. And I always convince myself that the idea is so good that I don’t need to write it down. I always think: Why would I write this down? This is too good to forget. And the next morning, as...

Summer Is Here!

The start of June has always been the identifier of summer for me, even though the season doesn’t technically start until June 21. But Memorial Day feels like the end of spring for me, and—after recently returning from a trip to Myrtle Beach (see the picture on...