Happy Halloween

In celebration of Halloween, I’m re-posting an excerpt from The Dead of Winter.  This is probably my favorite sequence in the entire book.  I call it “Emlyn Ran.”  It comes from a ways into the story, so try to tell your brain not to worry about context or details you might not understand.  All “realms” … More Happy Halloween

NaNoWri-Less Three Things

All through October I’ve considered strategies for how to deal with a full-time job, this blog (especially the Three Things Serial), and other un-blogged things, and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), — which begins in a few short days. Some said “Oh no, don’t try to do NaNoWriMo this year. You already have too much on your plate.” And … More NaNoWri-Less Three Things


People have expressed an unexpected amount of interest in a video I posted within a comment on my last post about National Novel Writing Month.  The video was about the Neon Sign Boneyard in Las Vegas, one of three things that inspired the novel I will write this November. (Wow… am I hung up on … More Boneyard

National Novel Writing Month 2013: Tatterdemallian

There are several days to go before November breaks out in full blown NaNoWriMo.  It would be against the rules for me to start writing my novel for this year’s National Novel Writing Month just yet.  I have to wait until November to begin writing. Planning and other “writerly” tasks are allowed though.  Images help me … More National Novel Writing Month 2013: Tatterdemallian

Three Things: 23 – Dissolute, Rocky, Bonehead

I’m finally here with another episode of our little 1920’s story.  The characters have been nagging at my thoughts.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with them during November, while I’m trying to write an entire (new) novel in a few short weeks, for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Maybe I’ll skip the fun part … More Three Things: 23 – Dissolute, Rocky, Bonehead