A novel from the beginning to the middle

A novel from the beginning to the middle

A few of people lately have expressed interest in just how I’ve gone from idea to the draft that is fast approaching, if not finished, at least the midpoint that I’ll start sending around to agents and possibly editors. Early journey When I started...
Goblinfruit

Goblinfruit

One of the most useful things that I got out of Clarion as a writer is the concept of goblinfruit. The concept came to us from the brilliant Nalo Hopkinson, who talked about one of her favorite poems, Christina Rosetti’s Goblin Market, which absolutely everyone should...
Mainstream and niche specfic

Mainstream and niche specfic

I have been a nerd forever. I don’t get interested in things, I get obsessed. I’ve been reading comics pretty much since I learned to read. I found SFF literature in the library and I haven’t been able to fully let go ever since. I think it must have...
On spec

On spec

Due to last year’s novel fail, I’m still way behind on my podcasts and I just now listened to the Dirty Old Ladies’ episode on Spec Work from February and it got me thinking. In literature, there’s a lot of spec work. It seems that unlike in comics, spec work in...

Offsetting flights

Yesterday, I came back from a quick trip to Paris. I’m expecting to make one more round trip flight this year. And to be honest, with all the news coming from IPCC that climate change is moving faster than anticipated, I am not only leery of flying but feel guilty...
Maxim 70

Maxim 70

Howard Tayler’s Schlock Mercenary universe has 70 Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries. They’re all great, I would expect nothing less from Howard, but one of them, in particular, is close to my heart. Failure is not an option – it is mandatory....

Jason Bourne and the art of disappearing

This post contains spoilers for the 2016 movie Jason Bourne. I’ve been skipping a lot of the bigger movies in recent years. But lately, my partner and I have been watching movies while we eat breakfast during days off. Since neither of us had seen Jason Bourne, its...
Burnout

Burnout

It’s not a secret that I started writing again, when IT gave me my first burnout. I stopped writing in my early twenties because I needed to “get a real job”. I spent most of my teens being food insecure, and that shit is not romantic. Hell,...

What if Magneto’s family didn’t die?

This post contains spoilers for X-Men: Apocalypse, and Deadpool 2. The other day, my partner and I got to talking about spoilers. I don’t mind spoilers. As film critic April Wolfe says “It’s not what happens but how it happens that matters”. My partner made a point...
Hacked!

Hacked!

Last Monday, while I was enjoying the comedy stylings of someone hacked my site. At the very least they managed to install either a plugin or a script that would send any login information to an outside email. That’s why some of you may be seeing a warning from Google...