NaNoWriMo 2016 Report: Supernatural Selection

Monday, October 31, 2016 0 comments

This year's story is going to be a little different. Instead of going with the science fiction space opera epic I had planned to write this year, I am going down a more cathartic route. It's also going to be a genre that I have never attempted before (not that attempting that isn't always fun).

This novel is intended to be a kind of ghost story, so supernatural in spirit. Whether it will also include any elements of horror remain to be seen.

As always, you can follow along with my progress here.

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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 . . .