So the betas are all over Red Witch, and a few are even combing The Haven again. But these are dense books that require concentration… and Red Witch is still finding it’s way, and that’s a long complicated process that will take years to finish… In other words,  I’m bored. This isn’t to knock my […]

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 […]

Up and about

Still scratchy-voiced, but not sick. At least, I don’t have the hang dog, just let me go back to bed feelings of yesterday. I chugged some nyquil and went to bed early last night. Time damn well spent. Today, I’m alredy nose deep in Red Witch. Having issues because Edie is smart. And the problem with […]

Still busy

Memorial Day is coming up, and I’m trying to focus on the Red Witch. Which is hard, because it’s finally sunny and warm, again. I did manage to finish the first story in the sequel to Hedge Doctor this week. And more than a few chapters of Red Witch. I’m quickly approaching the last of […]

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 […]

Balancing act

Without yesterday’s rather oppressive humidity, I’ve been able to balance cleaning and writing again. Yesterday, I was a slug, sweating in front of the fan (and later air conditioner). I don’t mind heat, but humidity kills me. Today, though, is a nice balance between heat and a breeze. I can run around and do a […]

The pieces fit

I’m big into mood music when I write. I have several lists. Some are cast specific (The Pack from my novels has their own playlist), some are story specific. The song from above is from the Red Witch playlist. And I was super glad I heard this morning, because I got one of my sporadic […]

The dangers of frankensteining

I’ve talked a little bit about my novel, The Red Witch, and how I’m frankensteining it together, cutting apart old drafts, and adding in new bits to create a cleaner story. And yesterday I ran into the pitfalls of such a thing. I cut the introduction of five supporting characters and didn’t notice. My critiquer sure […]