Giving Up


No, I’m not giving up being a professional writer. Or writing full time. I am having far too much fun, and I haven’t run all the way through my savings yet. (I have two years of income saved…If I’m careful.)

When I started this venture, I created a project plan for how long it would take me to write every novel, as well as how long it would take to go through the make-it-not-broke draft, and to incorporate first reader comments.…

Righteous anger

The last couple of weeks I’ve been going through both copy edits as well as first reader comments.

Most of the comments are fabulous. I find myself nodding in agreement, or going, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Or just accepting and moving on.…


One of the things that I continue to work on for myself is my perception of myself as essentially a lazy being.

On the one hand, I know I’m lazy. I spend an awful lot of time goofing off, reading blogs, playing games, etc.

On the other hand, I’m also aware that I’m not actually that lazy. I get a tremendous number of things done. Other people certainly don’t see me as lazy.

My most recent novel, Poisoned Pearls, that I finished writing today (woo hoo!) is a prime example of this.