Uncharted Territory

Writing is magic. I’ll never understand how it works the way it does, but I do know if I put energy into it, it rewards me in strange and wonderful ways.

A dead rat

The universe is telling me something

On Friday, I gave two weeks notice at my office job. I will be pursuing writing full time. I won’t lie. It was difficult to walk away from a paycheck. It was the first job I have ever quit. However, everything else about the decision was easy and the reason why might surprise you.

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Vermin at two months

Two months into my second novel Vermin

For my first novel Tied, I reserved my writing time for weekend mornings. I got up at 6am on Saturday and Sunday and wrote for a several hours. My first draft took eight months. For my second novel, Vermin, I’m doing it differently.

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Hope

Hope and disappointment

What new novelists (and seasoned ones too, I’ll bet) haven’t thought at least once how nice it would be to have their newest book become a bestseller right off the hop? I know I have.

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