I need a little nookie…

Or, should I say, a NOOK. What were you thinking?  Get your mind outta the gutter. I didn’t think I’d ever be interested in an e-reader.  I’m new wave about a lot of things, but I’m old-school about a lot of things, too.  Books,...

The end of October

It’s time to start a new book. NaNoWriMo begins on Sunday, and the word is that some 150,000 adults and 35,000 kids and teens will be up for the challenge of writing 50,000 words in a mere 30 days (damn, that’s a lot of zeroes in one sentence). ...

Are we breaking up?

As a rule I don’t dis other writers, but I will say that nothing breaks my heart more as a reader than when a writer sells out. I’m not talking about the fame or the fortune – I don’t think it’s selling out to want those things.  I’m...

It’s the end of the world as we know it

In the face of economic crisis, war, and swine flu (not to mention a thousand other horrible things), life can get pretty depressing. 2009 is kind of a bleak year, don’t you think?  I personally know three people who’ve lost their jobs.  And...

A little less conversation

The first draft of my current novel clocks in at 135,105 words.  Anyone who’s written a novel knows exactly what this means just by looking at this number, but to give my non-writer pals some perspective, this translates to 468 pages using double-spaced...