WIPjoy #16

How would you describe your setting? Most of the action takes place at Faebourne, which is an old, gothic house surrounded by forest. In fact, Duncan notices how unnaturally close to the house the trees are. However, though somewhat spooky from the outside, on the inside Faebourne is elegant and comfortable. The place is strange,…

1%

No, I’m not talking politics. I’m talking about Hamlette. I need to write 1% per day at the very least in order to make my deadline. Can I do it? I’m gonna sure as heck try!

Random Thing

Sometimes—particularly during the summer—people will speak to me in Spanish. Then they’ll see the blank look on my face and say, “You’re not Hispanic?” I’m not. I’m Creole. I have skin that gets dark as toast when I’ve been out in the sun, and being in California, Latina is usually the first assumption. I told…

WIPjoy #15

From the MC: Your favorite music? We’ll ask Duncan Oliver, the hero of Faebourne: Anything soft and mellow, really. Maybe a bit of harp music? I find the pianoforte can be jarring unless the player has a light touch. Alas, so many young ladies attempt to showcase their abilities by going quite the other direction.…

Revisiting Goals

Okay, so a lot has happened since my last check-in with my yearly goals. For the record they were: Publish Brynnde Finish and submit Changers: The Great Divide Finish Hamlette Write another Sherlock Holmes story (Accomplished goals are in green.) Well. I did publish Brynnde, and though I didn’t write a new Sherlock Holmes story…

IWSG: Lessons

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here. I recently completed a writing retreat and workshop in France. As idyllic as it sounds, I was insecure about it! Six writers, all strangers (at least to me), in an…

July Sale

My publisher has put my novel The Fall and Rise of Peter Stoller on sale for the month of July. Only on Smashwords, however. Click here to go have a look. 1960’s London: British Intelligence agent Peter Stoller is next in line to run the Agency—until he falls in love with cab driver, Charles, and…

Au Revoir, France!

Well, I’m not gone yet. I’ve got one night in the airport hotel, then I wing my way home. I’m exhausted, but it was a wonderful writing retreat and workshop. And I have been given a deadline for Hamlette: September 30. So now I need all of you to crack the whip and make me…