Reflection, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

Fractals

She was built of fractals that continued to break down, leaving behind smaller halves of the same person. Several days ago I finished the second draft of Book 2 of The Code Series. It was a little surreal. I've spoken before about earworms, and how some idea can get nestled down into your skull and refuse… Continue reading Fractals

Reflection, Writer-Not-Author

Meet My (Writing) Family

A few days ago it was National Book Lovers Day. I had the intention of making a blog post to shamelessly self-promote myself, but as with all things, life got in the way and I failed amazingly well. I did, however spend some time contemplating my writing journey, silly as it was. I thought about… Continue reading Meet My (Writing) Family

Open Letter, Reflection, Writer-Not-Author

An Open Letter to John Connolly

Dear John Connolly, I'll be the first to admit, I should be busy reading A Time of Torment, which was just (mercifully) released in North America. There is a bonus working in a book store, even if it is a mass retailer. The moment I realized Torment was released I was able to leave our lunch room and… Continue reading An Open Letter to John Connolly

Random, Reflection, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

The Magical World of Commerce

I wouldn't say I'm burnt out by writing; far from it. If anything, I have more drive than ever to get back into book 2 since I completely redid the entire damn plot. The problem is I have other responsibilities. I have work, book club, cleaning the house, taking care of the pets, laundry, beta reading,… Continue reading The Magical World of Commerce

Reflection, Satire, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

The Wicked Earworms: Part Deux

So, ha-ha, funny story. Ha, oh boy. Remember... hahah, remember how I finished the draft of Book 2 and it was like, Woaaa, draft done in record time! Hooray! I may have been jumping the gun a tiny bit on that. Not that I was displeased with how Book 2 worked out. It followed my previously… Continue reading The Wicked Earworms: Part Deux

Reflection, The Code Series

The Validation of Publication in the Writing Nation

How many months has it been? Only two, two and a half if we're being exact. Two and a half since I released the monster that is Between Fire and Pines into the universe to see what corpses it might drag back with it. The response has been quietly enthusiastic. Friends and family and coworkers have… Continue reading The Validation of Publication in the Writing Nation

Reflection, The Code Series, Writer-Not-Author

Between Fire and Pines Release Date Announcement (and other such tripe)

You know what I like about May? It is a fun month. It is about as springy as we can expect here in Calgary, given that June is generally nonstop rain. That means May is the month of warm breezes and sprouting pants. We eagerly anticipate the sight of crocuses peering out of the dirt.… Continue reading Between Fire and Pines Release Date Announcement (and other such tripe)

Open Letter, Reflection, The Code Series, Uncategorized

An Open Letter to Gregg Hurwitz “Thank you for the perpetual fear of mantoids”

Sometimes I write open letters to people who annoy me. Sometimes I write letters to people who inspire me. Sometimes I write letters to my openly passive aggressive neighbours. Today's letter falls into column 'B'. Dear Mr. Hurwitz, Over ten years ago I managed to get my paws on a copy of The Kill Clause.  I… Continue reading An Open Letter to Gregg Hurwitz “Thank you for the perpetual fear of mantoids”

Chronic Pain Diaries, Reflection, The Code Series

Writing and Chronic Pain: 2 For the Price of 1! Today Only!

I'll admit shamefully to being AWOL from the internet for the last couple of weeks. Oh sure, there was a witty tweet here or there, but I just didn't have it in me to sit down and converse with my friends on Critique Circle or post on Facebook or even update my GoFundMe supporters. I… Continue reading Writing and Chronic Pain: 2 For the Price of 1! Today Only!

Reflection, The Code Series, Uncategorized

Book Update (Sort of Not Really I Guess)

The last seven days have been a bit hectic for me. Along with working, the new Gregg Hurwitz book was released on Tuesday, which took up a couple of my days. I had my six month review at work (mercifully I am still employed!), and then, on saturday, I decided to have an uncomfortably close… Continue reading Book Update (Sort of Not Really I Guess)