• Goddess in Waiting

    Goddess in Waiting ch. 1

    I stretched in the luxurious sunshine and tried to work out the cricks in my neck. It wasn’t easy, between my years and the added weight of my silver braid hanging half-way to my knees. My right elbow popped, a disconcertingly loud sound in the quiet calm. I winced as my left knee twinged, letting me know its displeasure at my long hike yesterday. A smoky gray Maine Coon sat on the chair opposite me and stared at me with mocking golden eyes. “Mock me all you like, Brutus, but growing old isn’t for the faint of heart. I’ll laugh at you when you can’t catch those grasshoppers anymore.” He…

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  • Writing

    Thoughts of a serial

    The editing isn’t going so well. To a certain extent, editing is both amazingly hard and incredibly easy. On one hand, the hard part of plot lines, characterization, and sheer wordage is over. On the other, it’s like Zeno’s dichotomy paradox. Editing is an ongoing process that can eat your brains, your life, and your heart in you let it. In that order. After a certain point you need to look at the leech feasting off your heart’s blood and decide that it’s time to cut it loose. The question, however, is when? Too soon and the leech ahem, the baby dies because it’s premature. Too late and you’ll have accomplished…

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  • Random snippets in the life

    Edits, edits, edits…

    It’s been a lovely vacation, but I’ve been getting itchy and antsy of late. Today will mark the 58th day of no new words written. Before, there was being in a vacation setting, complete with being in another country in a house not my own. Then, I was dealing with jet lag. Then, there was simply the usual winter hibernation malaise. However, I’ve moved from feeling well-rested to impatience and irritation. Enough is enough and I’ve decided that I need to push back the sleepy and just get something done. Perhaps some edits. Book one has 28 chapters and is now at 61,275 words pre-edits. If I can get a…

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