Simple goals

Have a goal, a simple achievable one. Not simple as in easy, but simple as in not complex. 'Write a novel' is simple (not easy.) 'Write 3000 words per week, or two chapters, every other week poetry counts as x2 word count, weekends don't count, and each story submitted counts as an extra thousand words …

Nested narratives

I'm about 3/4 done with Cloud Atlas and am starting to see the design of it. And it's really great. At first I thought that the first three, maybe even four narratives had no relevance to the final two, where the action and interest really kicked off. But now, as I begin to see how …

Website

I've decided to make one to host all my unpublished stories. They're just sitting there, on my hard drive, dozens of them, a few of them even decent reads! Why not put them somewhere readily available? So, in the near future there will be a fancy new website for folks to click on and see …

Submitted ? ?

I have broken my streak of donothingness and submitted a story to Clarkesworld magazine! This is mostly a symbolic gesture, as I am well aware that the story is not of Clarkesworld caliber, but I wanted to get my feet back in the water and do SOMETHING. And since Clarkesworld has the fastest response time …

Brainstorming

I finished the short story I was writing, and now I'm already planning the next novel. Shorts are too short! I want to dig in and put some real thought and effort into something again. This one is going to be a murder mystery... in space. It has a lot more characters than I usually …

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