Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 16: Happy New Year! Let’s Have Some Shiny Month Maps!

Happy New Year! I hope you’re having a great start to your new year! Today, I’m celebrating the start of 2018 with a shiny new month map for January and a quick list of my resolutions for this year. What about December’s Month Map? Well, December was a hectic month …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 14: A Review of 2017

The third Monday of the month is usually reserved for a month map update. However, it’s December, 2017 is nearly over, and I’m suffering a slight amount of burnout from a stressful November. So today’s post is going to be a brief reflection on how 2017 has gone for me. …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 12: Excerpt from Within the Ironwood

It’s Monday again already? I’ll admit that I almost forgot about today’s post… It’s been quite the hectic week. Two Thanksgivings, painting a hallway, catching up on NaNoWriMo…you get the drift. Today’s post is brief but enjoyable–a sneak peek at my NaNovel, Within the Ironwood! This excerpt is from a …

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 …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 60: It’s a Wrap for June!

June has been a bit of a break month for me in terms of writing. I was busy prepping for Between Heroes and Villains‘s release on the 17th (get your copy here!) and then recovering from said prep–proofreading and formatting is exhausting! But totally worthwhile when you’re holding that finished …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 44: January Month Map, Week One Update

It’s time for the first month map update of the year! Despite being sick the first few days of January (I’m still very tired), I did make some progress on both Upgrade and Skin as White as Snow. I’ve edited three chapters and two interludes (brief scenes set between certain …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 43: January Month Map

It’s time to open the shiny new year with my first shiny new month map! I have three major goals this month, for three different projects. Upgrade: Final major revision, one chapter a day until done. After that, begin the polishing process. Skin as White as Snow: Finish the first …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 42: Goals for 2017

Any Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fans reading this? If so, take a moment to celebrate with me the wonderful coincidence that this post is my 42nd entry in my Ensign’s Log. *ahem* Now that I’ve paid homage to one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time, the …