Category Archives: Writing Updates



Just a brief update to make sure this blog doesn’t get TOO dusty. I have been super busy with a volunteer job I’ve taken on, as well as my work and family. I can see, looking over the goals I set in January, that I’m meeting some and not even getting close to others.

Rather than a boring recap of which is what, suffice it to say I’m looking at another busy month, and then things will calm down.

I’ve recently picked up an MG novel I set aside last year, and I still like the 10K of words I’ve got so far. Made a date with a writing buddy to meet for coffee in May & trade novels for beta reading!

I renewed my SFWA membership this month and am very excited about the upcoming Nebulas (not that I’m attending, but excited for friends and colleagues).

Here’s to a great February!





I have had the most crazy, disorganized and upended fall that I could have imagined.  It does not surprise me that my last post was in August.

But productive?  Yes.  I have managed to continue to write a flash every week and work every single day on my writing.  Now that I have over 100 flash pieces (although many are unfinished or not really good enough to polish up) I have lots of potential stories.  Even the unfinished and blah stories each have the germ of something.  So my upcoming goals include making a concerted effort to get those stories in salable shape.  It can be done!

I’ve sorted all of them on a spreadsheet, where I’ve jotted notes about Theme, Character Change, Target word count etcetera- and whether the story needs a lot of work or just a polish.  Hopefully that will help me pinpoint the best story to work on for the day.  I’ve submitted a couple of pieces since doing this, and feel very positive.