Monthly Archives: January 2014


I’m busily updating my Tour page with some events that are upcoming very soon! A nifty e-Bay auction to win an all-day personalized workshop and hang-out with 7 Seattle writers (including me), and an upcoming Setting Workshop at Foolscap at … Continue reading

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Proofing and Work Space

I’ve just finished the proofs for the paperback edition of last year’s book, Possesion. Here’s the new desk and the copy stand (which is just a lightweight laptop board I’ve adapted for the purpose) while it was in use. I … Continue reading

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Back to work!

I have received the hardcopy proofs for the mass market paperback edition of POSSESSION. Bye-bye leisure time.

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The Award Thing

So, there’s a lot of discussion around about awards–it’s that time of year for writers, the last chance to get your work on the nomination lists for the Big Awards. It’s a really confusing and upsetting thing to work in … Continue reading

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Back to “Normal”

So, now that the holidays are over and the manuscript is turned in, my next job was to undecorate the Christmas tree, store the ornaments and lights, clean up, and bring the second chair back down to the library from … Continue reading

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The End… for a while

DONE! Yes, finally and barely on time. REVENANT first draft is done at 121,100 words. 7,549 of them today, including the Pro- and Epilogues. Killed people, saved people, left wreckage by the side of the road and I think it’s … Continue reading

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I wrote 8,401 words today and only the set-up to and Big Climax (plus Pro- and Epilogue) to go. Total word count: 113,533. I don’t feel tired yet, even though I started at 11 am Saturday and it’s now 2:30 … Continue reading

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Sorry We Haven’t Talked in a While…

I’ve been a little busy. REVENANT is now at 100,000 words and set up for the run in to the climax. Just killed off a ghost and a turned Carlos back into a right, bloody bastard. Yay! Bad guy on … Continue reading

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