General, writing

On Obstacles

Every so often, things simply go wrong. It’s a fact of life. No matter how well prepared you are, sometimes things don’t go the way they were supposed to. The best laid plans of mice and men and all that. To illustrate and get into the idea behind the post, allow me to explain.  Last… Continue reading On Obstacles

Stories, writing

Short Story: Choices

For the third or fourth time in the last half hour, Illumae reached out to tug on Rizia’s sleeve. Rizia only turned her head slightly to look at the motions Illumae used to ask a question. ‘What if none of them like me?’ Rizia smiled. “At least one of them will like you well enough… Continue reading Short Story: Choices

writing

NaNo Prep 2021

It’s that time of year again! No, I don’t mean the time of year where it’s a chill out and there’s all sorts of goblins and ghosts cackling from the doorways. I do however mean that it’s NaNoPrep time again. For those of you who may not know what NaNo is, it’s a shorthand form… Continue reading NaNo Prep 2021

General, writing

Daily Writing Habits

One of the most common pieces of advice thrown around for writers is to write daily. There’s no arguing that even just a hundred words a day will add up at the end of the year (you’d have just over thirty-six thousand to be exact). The key to that however, is in not missing a… Continue reading Daily Writing Habits

editing, writing

Project Roadmap: Rosekeeper

I tend to switch my projects around fairly frequently, usually from month-to-month. It’s worked out well for me for years. Until recently however, I haven’t been doing much more than choosing a monthly project to work on and sort of diving in wherever felt best. The results of that have been mixed. Sometimes it works… Continue reading Project Roadmap: Rosekeeper