When is your novel ever finished?

When is Your Novel Ever Finished?

When is your novel ever finished? I’m asking for a friend… Oh, who am I kidding. I’m asking for me, of course. As of today, it’s been nine years since I started this little project. A dubious anniversary, indeed! In all fairness, it hasn’t been a solid nine years. Things have come up. Like the kids, for example. I saw …

Tweeting the Light Fantastic

Self-promotion. It’s a concept that terrifies most writers. Face-to-face contact with other people? Actually trying to push people to buy your book? No, thank you. (That’s one of the themes in my current WIP, actually. See the poster here.) My feeling when Twitter, Facebook, and other social media started hitting the mainstream 10+ years ago was that, “Yes! Finally, here’s …

Shovelling snow -- one of the necessary distractions from writing. But can we solve the problem of needless distractions?

Distractions

Snow makes for winter wonderland, doesn’t it? I just wouldn’t want to have to shovel it! Er, wait… Snowblowing is a huge time-suck. It cut into the work day at least 12 times in January. I estimate that I spent about 32 hours total in the driveway. If you subtract a third of the month’s hours for sleep, that amounts …

Social Grooming for Higher Primates - Reading Copy Cover

Huzzah! First Reading Copy is Complete

I’m popping open some bubbly. Or at the very least, a nice bottle of red… On Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 5:54pm Eastern time (yesterday), I officially finished my first Reading Copy of Social Grooming for Higher Primates. I was exhausted by the end of it — I spent the whole day going from page 1 to page 258, making …