Tag: Attrition

August Blog: Toward the end of August

I’m back on the old sod now and it feels like a lifetime ago that I was stateside. The summer and my time in Maryland and DC went by so quickly that I’ve barely had time to gather myself before moving on to the next thing.  I finally got all most of the spelling mistakes in Attrition corrected, which meant…

June Blog: Does Not Compute

After May’s novel master class with Mia Gallagher I was wholly enthused about my second novel Attrition. Mia was the jab in the arm I sorely needed. I set about reading over my first draft to date but was hit with an issue within the first few thousand words; atrocious spelling. Some of it was so bad that it was difficult…

April Blog: I Hate Writing

I hate writing. I love having written. Dorothy Parker hit the nail on the head with this one. Well, to be fair, it’s only true some of the time. Truth be told, I love the process of writing, when it’s going well, that is. The feeling of having written, however, is incomparable. Until it’s time to redraft and edit, and…

December Blog: Are We There Yet?

I think it’s time to admit that I won’t have a first draft of my second novel, Attrition, completed by the end of the year. That’s okay to be honest. It’s not exactly gone to plan but I’ve still got so much more done than I had a few months ago and I will have the first draft done by…

October Blog: Attrition

The collective anticipation of NaNoWriMo is almost palpable.  Only one more day and then the manic month of writing begins. I have no reservations about participating in NaNo this year. Yes, it’s a tough slog and certainly not without its stresses but it’s also an opportunity to get a good chuck of a first draft done.  Of course, writers don’t…