Parallel worlds

I try not to talk about my day job too much. Granted you could probably figure it out if you dug, but generally I try to keep the writing half of my life somewhat separate from my other pursuits. But I'm going to talk about it a little today, because I have some thoughts I... Continue Reading →

Profligacy

Something that I remind myself of periodically is that even successful writers often only get about one book out a year. I know this because so many of the authors I love keep to about that timeline. Kameron Hurley, for example, works full-time like me and still manages to have cranked out six books since 2010, along... Continue Reading →

The long road

I've been blessed in life to have wound up living in Southwest Virginia, an emerald land with lots of mountains and hiking trails. The Appalachian Trail goes right by my city, continuing north and south, connecting acres of national and state forests one to the other. Thru-hikers pass through every spring and summer, going from... Continue Reading →

Books as rocket fuel

I'm going to indulge in what might be a terrible metaphor. It's about books. Not the ones I write, but the ones I read. And I read a lot of books. I read for a lot of reasons. First of all, I enjoy it. My favorite books to read for fun involve plucky young heroines... Continue Reading →

A New Year

Happy New Year! (Belated, I know.) I'm spending the day getting settled back into work, where things move apace. This weekend, I got edits back from my lovely beta-readers, shot off some fireworks, ate lots of good food, and went on a hike. It was a good way to unwind from the tension of holiday... Continue Reading →

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