I’ll have readers write in quite often asking me how I got my start as a writer. The boring truth is that I’ve been writing with a fury since I was eight years old. The story as to why that happened is actually quite short: Mrs. Bagley, my teacher at the time, thought the fantasy stories I was writing were marvelous and took a special interest in me. » Read more
Rubber duckie, you’re the one
You make bath time lots of fun
Rubber duckie, I’m awfully fond of you
-“Rubber Duckie” by Jeff Moss (performed by Ernie on Sesame Street)
Ah, rubber ducking, you wonder of wonders. It’s such a great tool — » Read more
Is Writing a Good Outlet for Extroverts Who Would Otherwise Overwhelm Introverts? & My Approach-Approach Conflict
Sometimes I’m so busy trying to get my writing done, I forget to take a minute and stop and let you know how things are going. I thought I would do another update post, since you folks seem to appreciate them.
“You have a lot of time to think when you can’t go anywhere,” she says.
“I know what you mean,” I tell her. “There are always things you have to do. Work and chores. Responsibilities. That sort of thing. They don’t go away just because there’s a pandemic raging. But the distractions… well, » Read more
A while back, I wrote a post about how I write with aphantasia and answered some other questions you’d asked me. After that piece came out, I heard from a lot of you who were really grateful for the updates and said you’d like them more often.
So in today’s post, » Read more
First of all, thank you so much to everyone who picked up a copy of Psychic City, the first book in a new series, the Psychic State mysteries. And an extra special thank you to everyone who left a review afterwards (seriously, it helps other people find the book). » Read more
“You know,” I say to my friend. “I think 12-year-old me would be pretty impressed with how my life is going.” I have cats. My love life is good. I’m writing full time, which isn’t lucrative by a long shot, but I make it work.
And I wear lots of dresses. That was apparently important to her. » Read more
“So what are you working on for your next book?” the man at the polyamory meetup asked me, after his friend introduced us and he realized he’d read one of my books.
I have a big announcement to make. My new book is finally out. It’s called Psychic City, and it’s a slipstream murder mystery that features an FFF triad of polyamorous detectives:
- Penny, a sparkle goth medium who is hounded by hordes of undead fans
How am I doing?
One day I’m going to look back on this time and remember how hard it was and thank past me for surviving.
But when you’re on the ground level living through a rough patch, it can be pretty overwhelming.
I reach the end of the day, » Read more