It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time . . .

Saturday, August 20, 2016 0 comments

I am extremely pleased to be able to announce that my novella, “Building Baby Brother” is finally available.

I’ve been tempted to proclaim it as “10 Years in the Making!”, but then I’d have to answer for why it took me ten years to complete the final draft.

Suffice to say, for now, that it is finished and it is available for purchase directly from Paper Angel Press or from the major online booksellers.

If you’re at all curious about some of the ten-year history behind this story, here are some (old) blog posts related to it:

Otherwise, please buy and enjoy the story. And tell your friends!

Thank you.

NaNoWriMo 2015 Report: Winning Isn’t Everything

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 0 comments

Childtime Institutions (front cover)Final word count: 22,751
Average words per day: 758

I’d say that this closes the book on another NaNoWriMo, but that would be untrue in several ways.

First of all, the story is far from finished. I’ll undoubtedly pick it up again some day and write the rest of the tale.

Second, although I did not “win” by reaching the goal of 50,000 words, that’s slightly more than 750 words a day that might not otherwise have been written.

Third, it was a useful exercise in helping me build the world in which “Childtime” came to be.

So, although my tenth year of participating was a disappointing one, it was far from a wasted one.

Until next year . . .

NaNoWriMo 2015 Report: Week Four

Sunday, November 29, 2015 0 comments


Current word count: 22,032
Words this week: 6,695
Average words per day: 956

Well . . . a better week than last week is about all I can claim.

A 50,000-word win seems pretty much not happening this year. Yes, I’m disappointed, but at least I have 22,000-plus words I didn’t have at the start of November.

Let’s see where I end up . . .

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