Ensign’s Log, Entry 13: Final March Month Map Update!

Well, as you can tell from the spread of bunnies, I didn’t quite make it halfway through my month’s goals. Still, I did far better this month than I did in February. I’m not going to berate myself for not getting more done–you can drive yourself crazy with what ifs …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 12: March Month Map Update!

Look at those cute bunnies! They should be multiplying much faster than this, but unfortunately I think Upgrade is only getting one revision this month, as I don’t have enough crits and don’t expect another full set of them before the end of the month to allow for a second …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 11: Pi Day Number Crunch, or the Post That Almost Wasn’t

Yeah, the post title’s a bit of a long one. But necessary, today. Because unlike other days when posts have been late (or completely forgotten to be posted on another day), this post was already partially planned (in my head anyways), but almost didn’t get made because a certain author …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 10: March Month Map!

Welcome to March! It’s the third month of the year, that time where, in some parts of the world, the snow is finally receding and birds, grass, and flowers are reappearing. Given that it snowed yesterday, it’s not quite spring yet here, but the month still has that renewal feel …

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 …

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 …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 5: When rewriting becomes writing

The last month has been quite a busy time, hence the reason for no recent updates. I haven’t had a chance to do a lot of work on The Astrals until the past couple of weeks. I also didn’t have reliable internet–although that, thankfully, is now a not-so-fond memory of …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 4: Weekend (Re)Writing

Yesterday I worked on The Astrals. Between breaks for food, bathroom runs, and anime marathoning, I spent 7+ hours editing, rewriting, and re-rewriting. Oh, and I had a Eureka! moment that solved several plot problems at once. Never let it be said that chocolate can’t fuel my inspiration. Thanks to …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 3: When motivation isn’t there

There are days when I wake up and am ready to start writing the minute my eyes open. I dive for my computer and am typing almost before the Word document finishes loading. Those are good days. Then there are days when I drag myself through the day without feeling …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 1: Ranking My Author Goals

What tv shows do you enjoy? I’m a huge fan of Star Trek, and one of the things I like about the shows is the occasional inclusion of a “Captain’s Log” (or Commander’s, or Ensign’s, depending on who is making the log.) Sadly, I’m not an ranking officer of Starfleet. …