I'm very much the type of person who likes sit down at his laptop at nine every morning to begin work. If I don't, I feel as though I'm trying to make up minutes---and words---for the rest of the day. Comfort, for me, is found inside the rigidity of a schedule. Discomfort lurks on the … Continue reading February


This month had to go well. I had to fill it with words. Lots of them. And I did. 14,075 to be exact. Not a bad start to the year. December was a difficult month. For me personally and for my writing. (The two often influence each other.) I wanted to write a December post---especially … Continue reading January


‘It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ That's what E.L. Doctorow said about writing, and it's one of my favourite quotes that I've unearthed in my quest to better understand the craft. It's encouraging. It's honest. And, when doubt settles … Continue reading October


Bam! It's October. When did that happen? Obviously, on the 1st, six days ago. Point is, October's come around quickly. Before it too slips off into the murky waters of memory, like a seal from the rocks, desperate to catch up with its friends in the depths below, I should really talk about September and (alert: … Continue reading September


Having not written a WoW post in three weeks, I'm feeling more than a little guilty. So what have I been doing? Panicking. Mostly. My step back from writing Everborne turned more into a leap away---the kind one might take from a sinking ship. The waves of despair have a strong pull. For the first half … Continue reading June

Weeks #31 & #32

Taking a step back to re-plan my novel has really allowed me to look at it with a fresh perspective. Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather be writing. What writer doesn't want to be racking up the dreaded word count? To feel as if they're making real progress, instead of bumbling around, lost and confused? It … Continue reading Weeks #31 & #32