As I write this, neither my city nor state is under official quarantine. The state's number of COVID-19 cases is less than fifty, with no deaths, and few hospitalizations. Obviously, I hope that number stays low. In the meantime, schools have switched over to distance-learning; restaurants have switched to drive-thru, take-out, and delivery only, and … Continue reading Sunday Sum-Up: March 22, 2020
I was idly scrolling through Instagram stories one day when I saw a story from a Bookstagrammer who is self-publishing a series of fantasy novellas. They had posted a brief excerpt from one of their stories and they were clearly proud of it. I thought the writing was terrible. And maybe I'm a prose snob, … Continue reading What Makes Good Writing?
I did it! I won National Novel Writing Month. I hit the goal of 50,000 words last night, although I'm only about 2/3 of the way through the story. There is a lot of work yet to go, and a lot of revising ahead, but I like what I've got far more than I did … Continue reading 50,000