Monthly Archives: November 2015

NaNoWriMo: FAIL (AGAIN)

The last time I tried to write a 50,000-word novel over the course of the month of November was 2010. This was about four months after leaving Wizards of the Coast and should have been the point at which I … Continue reading

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MY MEAN STREETS

I’ve been reading Dennis Lehane’s The Given Day and just loving it to pieces, but as I read it I can’t help but think about the author’s relationship to the setting: Boston, and how that’s shaped his writing. There are … Continue reading

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CRASH!

I hate excuses. I’ve railed about excuses here, and in particular, the “my dog ate it” of the 21st century: My hard drive crashed. But about a week and a half ago, my hard drive crashed–and panic set in then … Continue reading

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JUST ENOUGH OUTLINE TO GET STARTED

With November suddenly upon us, it’s time for me to get to work on Bella Lucky and the Monsters of Methone, but in previous posts I admitted I had some big holes to fill in the plot before I could … Continue reading

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