What IS in a Name?

Truly big decisions are sometimes a long time coming and none is bigger than the name of a series’ protagonist. She, or he, is the series’ fictitious face of the Continue Reading →

January Map Update: Glorious Madness!

I’m giddy! Why? Becaise it’s time to talk maps. Since I started scheduling at least one hour per day to work on the Tremjara map the progress has been astonishing, Continue Reading →

The Year of Getting Organized

Perhaps others wait until the new year to talk about the upcoming year, but I’m going to talk it now so I pass the starting line at a run come Continue Reading →

Gratitude, Reflections, and Rapture in 2017

“The holidays are upon us.” I hear that a lot. It has an ominous sound to it, actually. Sounds a bit like an isolated outpost in my fantasy world, Ontyre, Continue Reading →

Establishing Monthly Map Goals

The more time I spend writing Ontyre stories the less I seem to know about our world. I suppose that makes sense. I am the leading expert on the World Continue Reading →

4 NaNos by Their Numbers and Lessons

NaNoWriMo is a week behind us now so I’m taking a last look back. Way back. Me and NaNo, we have something of a history, which NaNo often reminded me Continue Reading →

Short Storying My Way Out of My 4th NaNoWriMo

One more day of NaNoWriMo remains. I’m exhausted‚ yet I’ll be sad to see it go. I ache, literally, but it’s been the most successful of my four, eclipsing even Continue Reading →

Working Together: Outlines and Inspiration

I’m a firm believer you can create some form of outline for your novel and still follow inspiration. It’s happened for me before, but never to the extent it happened Continue Reading →

Which Spiral are You On?

This is a story about resisting the urge to edit while drafting. It’s also about spirals, negative and positive. It can all work together… We want to feel good. Who Continue Reading →

Wk2 NaNo Update: Uncovering a Prequel

Here we are into the second week of NaNoWriMo. I couldn’t be more pleased with how my prequel is coming along other than having some worries that it’s going to Continue Reading →