Ensign’s Log, Entry 8: First Draft of Upgrade is Complete

The title says it all. As of sometime late Tuesday night, the first draft of Upgrade is complete and off to be critiqued by friends, family, and my fellow Scribophiles. Am I relieved? Yes. The last couple of weeks were a stressful bundle of writer’s block and frustration, but the …

Saturday Shorts: My friend the ghost

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen this short already. I actually wrote it on Monday in response to a challenge by @WriterEdmonds: a story story in 5 tweets or less, with the prompt “Your best friend is a ghost.” @WriterEdmonds wrote an awesome (and sad) short story …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 7: January Month Map Update!

Although it doesn’t look like I’ve made much progress, I have actually made it 14 out of an estimated 18 chapters into finishing the first draft, I’ve revised the first 8 chapters, and posted the first 8 chapters. Perhaps I should have filled in the dashes to reflect this, but …

Magic Monday: The Dragon Quintet: Five Original Short Novels

Once a month I post a book review for a fantasy novel that I’ve read in the recent past. These reviews are posted on “Magic Monday”, the second Monday of every month. Today I am reviewing The Dragon Quintet, an anthology containing original short novels about–you guessed it–dragons. Compiled by …