WIP Wednesday: Writing (and migraine) Updates!

It’s been a while since I could look at WIP Wednesday without guilt.  Usually I’m thinking, “Man, I’m so behind! I didn’t achieve anything,” blah blah blah.  But today I’m completely satisfied. My goal is to have the Williams Syndrome project in the hands of my agent by Halloween.  This gives me incentive to push and finish it, and it … Read More

WIP Wednesday: I Kick Fear In The Face

I started a new novel yesterday. I was going to save it for NaNoWriMo, but my writer’s group cuffed me across the shoulders and told me to drop that nonsense. They are firmly of the mind that waiting two months would let the creative spark die, and they’re right. They’re wise guys…er, smart people. It’s actually the novel that I wrote this … Read More

WIP Wednesday: Today I Rock

It’s still officially Wednesday for another hour, so this still counts. This has been THE WORST WEEK EVER.  I swear, Murphy’s Law has been in full effect!  Every dumb little annoying thing that can happen HAS happened.  Mix-ups on appointments, faulty communication, shutting tiny toes in the car door, knocking over a bottle of soda that blew up on the carpet.  The … Read More

Love Letters: WIP Wednesday

Still over the moon about the Skipp anthology.  But that doesn’t mean that I’m slacking. I threw down the gauntlet and issued a challenge to a few friends on Monday.  Each one of us made it into an e-book, and that is pretty cool.  Getting into an antho is always fun, but crashing the party as a group is even … Read More

I’m Queen of the Wooooooorld!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.  Friends, Romans, and Writers, lend me your ears:  I am Queen of the World! I have been under an inordinate amount of stress lately.  Real Life responsibilities, waiting on test results for my son, and literary deadlines have nearly done me in.  And then today happened. The most important thing is that my son’s … Read More

Kill Those Darlings DEAD, Baby. WIP Wednesday.

Last night I presented my writer’s group with a story.  It is a sweet story.  A whimsical story.  It’s full of goodness, light, and stardust. They dug it, except that they were clamoring for a main character’s death. It makes the piece more poignant.  It’s more…I hesitate to say “realistic” with a completely fanciful story, but yes, it’s more realistic. … Read More

WIP Wednesday. Whoomp! (There it is)

Busy, busy little bee.  Besides the unfortunate fact that I’ve had the phrase “Shakalaka!” in my head for about TWO DAYS now, things are going well. I finished revisions to my novel and sent it out.  (Thank you so much, beta readers! Way to rock.) I haven’t even started on my Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse thing, but I have … Read More

WIP Thursday. Just ‘cuz.

I feel like I’m buried under projects, and I need to dig myself out before NaNoWriMo.  This morning I came to the conclusion that I’m going to have to let some things go.  There are a couple of anthology deadlines that I’m just going to miss, and that’s okay.  I’m trying to prioritize, and it’s interesting how things are shaking … Read More

WIP Wednesday. Magic Happens!

  Oh. My. Lands.  This has been a two day firestorm.  I have been shocked, angry, saddened, and finally bolstered and encouraged by the sense of community and support.  And then the biggest treat of all was hopping over to Ray Veen’s blog where he wasn’t talking about ugliness and theft, but his insane word count.  Rock on!  And then … Read More