The thing about wolves…

While very few people have read my first novel  (I pulled it down for editing… Kate is not an editor, as my long time readers know very, very well), most people who read this blog are at least passingly familiar with my shorts, novellas, and webcomic.   I have a few themes that all unite […]

Red Witchy Woman

Even as I prep to release Hedge Doctor: Prom and am polishing Last Call, I’m drafting my second novel, The Red Witch. Today, I’m a little frustrated. It’s a pacing issue. My novels all play with narrative structure. While I kept my shorts and novellas straight forward (For the most part. Talasam and Hunted Down both […]

Increase surprise

While my betas and crit partners are tearing through Last Call, I’m working on the Red Witch. So there I am last night, trying to get some work done. I’m dithering, playing more than typing. And suddenly, BOOM I have story. I’m cutting and pasting from old chapters. I’m filling in blanks. Before I knew exactly what […]

My darling Marley

And not the one you are thinking of. Although he is named after the Mr. Bob Marley in universe. I haven’t gushed about Marley on this blog, though I have on the old Tumblr one. But a friend picked up The Haven yesterday (okay asked to read it and I loosened my hold on my […]

Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Here I am, once again, talking about my insecurities. And ironically, it’s when I have them on display. See, I didn’t start out writing novellas. I started with novels. And my baby, The Haven, was that story. The one people tell you to write. “Write the books you want to read!” And I did. I […]

Back to the Beginning

This is supposed to be a daily blog. As in I write about writing every day. That’s kind of the damn point. But every now and then, I cheat and write one ahead of time. See, I started working on my novels again, and they are a different animal from my novellas. They are complex […]

The Master is back

Surprisingly, the title is not a Doctor Who reference. No, I am the master procrastinator. Especially when it comes to writing my fight scenes. And here I am, right on the edge of witches taking on an enraged spirit, and I find myself contemplating my novels. I haven’t worked on them in over a year. I’ve been having […]

Bring on the old?

Nanowrimo is going well. I’m keeping my two day lead. I will hopefully expand on it this weekend, but really I had a revelation this week. I was researching something I used in a previous story, my first novel in fact. The one I was scared of. See about a year ago, there was this […]

Aiming for the stars

The Omnibus Edition is just about to hit (metaphoric) shelves, and I’m an odd mix of excited and scared… and wistful. All of this hard work the last year or so is aimed at getting an editor for my free novel, my 130k fantasy epic. Editors cost money and my book is just too big […]