Back in August I submitted Robber Barrons, a space opera manuscript, to Pitch Wars. For those unfamiliar, it’s a pitch contest during which you work with a specific mentor to revise your ms. There is an agent round in February, in which agents can request to read more, just like with regular querying. And hopefully, you’ll … More Pitch Wars!
After skipping last year, I am returning to Atlanta over Labor Day weekend for Dragon Con 2018! Dragon Con is my favorite overall con of the year, and the Star Wars track does a wonderful job with programming. This year I’m honored to participate in four panels, all located in the Marriott. New Star … More Where to find me at Dragon Con
It’s the last day of June (holy CRAP when did that happen), so I thought I’d update on my goals for the year. I’ve actually been pretty productive overall, even though I sometimes don’t feel like it on a daily basis. Here’s hoping my productivity level doesn’t plummet in the midst of buying/selling a house. … More Mid-Year Check-up
We’re almost three months into 2016, so I thought I’d give a status update on my goals for the year. Query EOS (name change) – In progress! Revise THE MAGE QUEEN – Finished second draft and sent it to beta readers! Write at least two more drafts (one in Spring and one in Fall) – Currently … More Resolutions, Updated
Last summer, my podcast Tosche Station did an episode all about tabletop gaming. One of our guests, Tom, has a history playing Star Wars RPGs and taught us the basics of the new Fantasy Flight system. I had never played a tabletop RPG, nor had I watched one. But Tom’s comments about storytelling capabilities — and that I could … More My first tabletop roleplaying game
I’ve seen The Force Awakens a lot. Eleven times as of this blog post. Suffice it to say I really, really like the movie. Is it my favorite Star Wars? Right now I’m inclined to say yes, but only time will tell how it stands up to the rest of the saga. One of the … More Storytelling Lessons from The Force Awakens
I’ve been posting my resolutions elsewhere around the internet so I figured I might as well record them for posterity here. Query AURORA Finish a draft of Robber Barrons Revise THE MAGE QUEEN Finish Nano draft Read 26 books My non-Star Wars reading was dismal last year and I need to change that, especially when it comes … More New year, new goals
I have definitely felt it. Here, let me give you a bit of insight into my head for the past few days: Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars I can’t go a minute without thinking about The Force Awakens. I’ll be seeing the movie at 7:05 pm on Thursday night, at the first … More There has been an awakening.
As of Day 8: 21,851 words Manuscript total: 26,945 (I cheated and started writing before November) Deleted words: 549 Progress estimation: About 1/3 done with the manuscript Emotional state: Displeased with micro, happy with macro, very confused that I don’t hate the book yet, hoping to be finished by December 17
It’s NaNoWriMo time! That’s right, yesterday marked the start of National Novel Writing Month 2015. Every year, intrepid novelists, short story writers, fanficcers, bloggers, and penmonkeys of all types attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. This always results in a few meltdowns, lots and lots of caffeine, and completed and incompleted novels of … More Guess what time it is?