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Plan Life. God Laughs. God Rewrites Plan.

October 13, 2011 by


Things are not going the way I thought they would. The new parts of TRTH were supposed to be giving a voice to one character, and increasing the page space of a second. And then on Friday this other character just shouldered his way in and now there’s blood all over the place and he’s […]

Denial Is My Friend

October 3, 2011 by


So I’m working on this section of RON (book three) and I thought I had a handle on it. But I don’t know. It’s tricky. The tone has to be just right, and I know where it should end but there’s this middle part where… I’m flailing. Mostly because the characters themselves are flailing… Which […]

Please Excuse My Screaming

September 9, 2011 by


So this. Yesterday my head was in the dark place so I was working on book three of Path (codename: RON) which is the dark place, pretty much. You may remember I was having trouble with the structure of the beginning, but you will (naturally) be happy to know I managed to sort it out […]

Delusions of Godhood

August 25, 2011 by


My brain is a little delinquent at the moment cause I’ve been doing that writing-from-breakfast-to-bedtime thing again this week. And I’ve developed this really fun headache, so maybe I should stop. On the other hand, yesterday I think the writing was at least in part avoiding the headache. For some reason when I’m lost in […]

She Also Remembers Things I Wrote When I Was Seven (We Do Not Speak of It)

August 23, 2011 by


So I’m feeling kind of okay about the structure at the moment, as opposed to ‘oh god, oh god, what did I do?’ so that’s good. I laid it out, wrote in the bits in the gaps, and finally have something that I feel like I can show someone without killing myself. And it’s about […]

PEW PEW Dragons?

August 22, 2011 by


So I faced down the rampaging plot monkeys and spent two whole days rearranging the scenes in the third book so that they bear even less resemblance to chronology but hopefully make more sense thematically. Or storyishly anyway. There should be a better word for that. Actually, there probably is and my brain just doesn’t […]

Rampaging Plot Monkeys

August 8, 2011 by


I don’t write my books linearly at the best of times. The fact that the first two books of this series operate in a strictly chronological fashion has nothing to do with the way I wrote them. I tend to write a scene here, a scene there, and then over time the spaces between them […]

Swear Like A Cartoon Character

August 3, 2011 by


Since yesterday it’s been pointed out to me that I tend to swear like a cartoon character. Now I’ll grant you Criminently, Nutsy! is straight out of a Disney movie* but I don’t think oh my fruity lord belongs in any cartoon nor does the previously mentioned holy crap**, and tarnation coffee fields has nothing […]

Swearing = Prayer?

August 2, 2011 by


I was thinking about that whole ‘don’t take the lord’s name in vain’ thing. And I’m not sure it makes sense to me. I mean, when someone says, ‘Oh my God’ or ‘Jesus Christ’ I guess they might just be using the phrases as random swear words, but the reason they’re used in those sort […]

Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies

July 28, 2011 by


Since I finished the first book, sent out my queries and so on, you would be forgiven for assuming that I was now working on finishing off the second book. But as writing (at least when I do it) bears about as much resemblance to logic as most things in Wonderland, this is in fact […]