Category «life»

Stuff that is going on IRL.

Storytelling Superpower

DIY MFA Book Club, Prompt #3: What’s Your Storytelling Superpower? Result: The Protector Your superpower is writing superheroes! Your favorite characters see their world in danger and will do whatever it takes to protect it and those they love in it. These characters may not wear spandex and capes, but they show almost superhuman fortitude …

Starting the New Year Cold

Hello and Happy New Year! I do not have any New Year’s Resolutions to report. I am, however, very glad that we are out of this cold snap. I am continuing on in my writing journey in much the same fashion as last year in that I and evaluating what is and isn’t working every …

Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Jade City by Fonda Lee My summary: On an island nation where jade (the stone) gives magical powers to those sensitive to it, clans fight for territory, honor, and jade. Lan inherits the position of Pillar (Leader-man of his clan) from an ailing grandfather who has dementia and doesn’t want to let go. He’s supported …

New Challenge for December

The last two weeks have gone well. I finished up the revision pass of The Law of the Prince Charming, adding in the new plot lines I decided I needed after receiving feedback from an editor. That ended up going a lot more smoothly than I thought it would, and I’m happy with the way …

I Went to Mysticon, But Not to Have Fun

So this weekend I went to Mysticon, a Science Fiction and Fantasy con that happens up the road in Roanoke every year. I’ve never been to Mysticon before, and like the title says, I didn’t go to have fun. Why I did go: I decided that if I’m going to be marketing my books at …