While my book is between drafts, I’ve got something else to occupy my time. It’s a new play. What’s it about? I won’t say, but here’s a song that can function as a hint.
Last night, I really did start out wanting to work on revisions for the new book. I did, Mom, honest and for true. I know I have a grant application coming due in a couple of weeks and I need the samples to be good, but somehow, I got started on my nemesis, Civilization V,… Continue reading The Writing Life: Keep Me Away From Civilization V
The revisions on the new book have been taking it out of me. Even though my editor and I agree that this is necessary and I’m pretty sure I’m headed in the right direction, this book really is in many way terra incognita for me. I keep telling myself that my current level of discomfort is a good thing,… Continue reading In The Midst of Revision
Beneath this title page are 192 other pages containing the text of my next novel, here for the first time on actual paper. I wanted to record it in pristine condition, because I’m going to be marking it up no end over the next few weeks. Because this is draft two, I’m freer to talk… Continue reading Draft Two Of the Book’s Done.
It’s a novel only half as long as its two older siblings, and I know it’s going to need a lot of work before I can, in good conscience, inflict it on human beings who want to be entertained, but the first draft of the new book is now complete. The rush of accomplishment will… Continue reading 1st Draft of 3rd Book Now History
I’m just heading out for the second day of the AWP Conference. What delayed me? A sudden, violent need to outline Novel #3. What will I tell you about that? Two things. The tentative title is The Uninvited Guest, and the main character’s name is Natalie Kivuli. Now don’t go distracting yourselves with J.J. Abramsesque speculation… Continue reading Sorry I’m Late