Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 5: September Month Map Week Three Update!

It’s more than time for an update on my September Month Map! Upgrade This is more of a bonus goal this month, but I HAVE managed to edit one chapter so far, leaving only five to go. Might get another one or two done if I can find the time. …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 4: September Month Map and August Wrap-up!

This is a bit late this month, but for good reason! I’ve been hard at work on the JL’s upcoming horror anthology, and also preparing for the next anthology in planning. Let’s take a brief look at how things rolled up in August… Upgrade I managed to get through the …

The Cape Cod Writers Center Conference: Saturday, Part Two

This post describes the second part of my Saturday at the Cape Cod Writers Center Conference. You can read the first part here, and find more details about this blog series here. Double-Duty Dialog: Day Two of Two Class started a little late due to the late-running keynote luncheon (as …

The Cape Cod Writers Center Conference: Saturday, Part One

Today I will begin going over my second–and longest!–day at the Cape Cod Writers Center Conference. Saturday was a very busy day, because I had four classes, the keynote luncheon, and I read an excerpt from my WIP, Within the Ironwood, during a student prose reading. 8:30 AM to 9:30 …

The Cape Cod Writers Center Conference: Friday

Earlier this month, I attended the Cape Cod Writers Center Conference. It is a weekend literary conference that has been an annual occurrence for 55 years, making it one of the oldest on-going writing conferences in the US. I attended the conference with a good friend of mine, and we …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 3: August Month Map and July Wrap-up!

Wow, July went by so fast! I had a lot of fun with Camp NaNoWriMo and my other ongoing projects. I also enjoyed a mini vacation in the beautiful province of Prince Edward Island. Now I’m back in Cape Cod for a bit, in order to attend the Cape Cod …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 2: Month Map Update and Giveaway!

I’ll get to the details on the giveaway momentarily, but first, here’s my shiny, updated July Month Map! Now for a quick rundown on my progress… Upgrade I have not made any further progress on this goal yet, mostly due to the fact that I just spent almost a week …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 1: July Month Map!

Before I dive into my July goals (and progress so far), I’d like to take a moment congratulate the winners of my Birthday Giveaway: Elise Edmonds, Allie May, and JD Burton! Congratulations, you three! Your signed paperbacks will be shipping soon. Now it’s time for that shiny month map. Upgrade …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 58: Update on May, or Why this blog will be silent for a while

A lot of things have happened these past two weeks–some good, some bad. The good: I have extra work this month that was unexpected but very welcome. Suffice to say, it’s doing what I want to be doing as my regular part-time job, and I hope it will lead to …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 57: May Month Map, aka an attempt at reasonable goals

It’s a new month, which means a clean, fresh start! (And cherry blossoms on my month map, since it’s around cherry blooming season in Brooklyn and I LOVE cherry blossoms.) This May, I’m going for simple, firm goals. No bonuses, no piling on things I might not have time to …