My Fiction


The Perfect Writing Environment

An impossible goal? Maybe. But I don’t think so. I mean, what’s involved here? It should be distraction-free. It should provide potentially inspiring distractions. Writing equipment (phone, laptop, voice recorder, whatever) should be well-suited to the space. Right. No problem. What I’m getting at: for me at least, everything needs to be portable. And swappable!…


Lessons learned? Hard to say.

Okay, I’ve been going about this in a less-than-useful fashion. Or at least I’ve changed my targets…both in the past, and today. At first I wanted to track and post words per day. Then, I realized that doing so meant all my dictation had to be transcribed, daily, and that doesn’t seem to be very…


Access revoked! Or, the why/how of my planning day.

The week before last, I had my phone set to Airplane Mode for a couple of days. That worked nicely–the sense of freedom it gave me was, well, freeing. Then last week happened. There was a lot going on all week, and I kept thinking Airplane Mode would happen again the following day, but that…


Picture this!

So here’s the thing. I started looking at potential cover images yesterday, and put the┬ámaybe-cover on the right together. I’m still playing with it, of course, because I don’t quite like it yet. Maybe I’ll start over. Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if I had a bunch of images to play with? Oh wait. That…


Rainy-day blues?

Well, sort of. I forgot to post anything yesterday, and it’s raining, and I’m not trying to dictate fiction…so I guess that could all be upsetting. It’s not, though. Lots of stuff is happening around here. There’s kid-drama and related bureaucratic drama, mostly significant (if it is) because the people making decisions don’t know the…


A cookbook day…

I had all these plans, but kid-stuff derailed my brain last night and I barely slept at all. Meaning I let that happen, but it doesn’t seem like the kind of thing I’ll ever stop giving top priority…though, yes, something more effective than lying awake and worrying would be good. Also, teenagers are nuts and…