Monday, October 30, 2017


Well kids, it's that time again. The month where all your writer friends complain even more on Facebook than normal, which is a lot. I speak, of course of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which I have decided to participate in again this year.

I've attempted Nanowrimo twice before (sort of). The first time, I had been unemployed which boded well for my success but ultimately began a new job in early November, which pretty much killed any chance of that happening. That story was The Tenth Rune, a Norse fantasy story which was probably not weird enough for me to come back to except for a short story setting.

The second time, 2 years ago, I finished the last 25,000 words of Do Gyndroids Dream of Electric Dicks?, an adult comedy cyberpunk novel. I still haven't gotten around to editing that yet, despite some really great criticism from some beta readers, but I did reach my goal of writing nearly every day during that November to hit 50,000 words on the story.

This year I will be working on a story I plotted out last fall, intending to write it at a writing retreat I put together, which ended up getting canceled. This one is a novella called Cel-Shaded Gods, a sort of cyberpunk/Roger Rabbit/Cthulhu type thing. My goal is to get it to 30,000 words by the end of November. (I've already written about 5,000 so I have to do 1,000/day with a couple miss days for buffer.)

The catch is that I've just started a new position at the company I've been working at since failing to write The Tenth Rune. This change comes with a new schedule (back to 8-5!) and a whole lot of learning. It remains to be seen how much that will affect my ability to write, but dammit I'm going to give it a shot. Don't be afraid to ask me how I'm doing - shame is an excellent motivator.

To get you excited (ok, to get myself excited), here's a cover I've mocked up for it.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Site Cleanup

I've streamlined the website a bit and updated it with some of my new work. Poke around and check out some free reading on my Where to Read page! Let me know in the comments if I'm missing anything you'd like to see!