Two things: I now have 16,000 words of my novel drafted. I like to think of that as being a milestone. Rejoice. And I have decided that my summer plans for fiction now include writing tie-ins to my novel as well as drafting the manuscript itself. But wait. I know what you’re thinking: “He’s talking… Continue reading Writing My Novel: The Plan
I’m not teaching this summer. With my break, I intend to do two things: develop myself professionally by attending/presenting at conferences and write. The conferences are already scheduled. I’m presenting a paper at Slayage in June, and I will be attending the NCLCA Institute in July. Writing, however, is significantly more up in the air. … Continue reading Writing My Novel: What to Write?
In addition to my blogging hiatus, I have pretty much been on a general writing hitaus. My novel still sits in Google Docs, a collection of nearly eleven thousand untouched words, taunting me to write. Now that I am getting back into blogging and reading for fun, my desire to work on fiction has steadily… Continue reading Writing My Novel: But That’s Not My Novel!
It’s January 1, 2010. The first day of a new year. And with a new year comes the annual tradition of casting off whatever was wrong with the previous year and actually trying to make the new year better. And this is my obligatory post where I lemming my way through listing what I have… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions – 2010
A long while ago, John Scalzi wrote a blog called “Teching the Tech” that dealt with Ron Moore’s lack of scientific know-how when scripting Star Trek: The Next Generation and how that as he works on Stargate Universe, getting the science to be remotely plausible is a priority. He says, I’m not going to say… Continue reading Writing my Novel: Teching the Tech