A Slightly Overdue Progress Update

A Slightly Overdue Progress Update

So, as I’m sure you remember from my last post — what’s that? You don’t remember my last post? Well — it was a while ago. You should probably go read that first and then come back: “Always Working On…

Always Working On The Wrong Thing: Guilt, Fear & Procrastination

Always Working On The Wrong Thing: Guilt, Fear & Procrastination

Okay, so you may have noticed that I haven’t started blogging regularly like I said I would. God knows I’ve certainly noticed that. And Not-Blogging may not have killed me yet, but I’m not feeling great about it, either. This…

Horror Films You've Never Seen, Writing, and Vampires — Come Stalk Me At Crypticon Seattle This Weekend!

Horror Films You’ve Never Seen, Writing, and Vampires — Come Stalk Me At Crypticon Seattle This Weekend!

Look out! What’s that sneaking up behind you? Why, it looks like it’s another Crypticon, Seattle’s very own horror convention! And once again, I will be returning as a panelist, and if you’re going to be there, you should totally…

If Someone Says You're Not a Real Writer, You Have My Permission to Stab Them in the Face

If Someone Says You’re Not a Real Writer, You Have My Permission to Stab Them in the Face

So yesterday, somewhere on Facebook, I think, I saw one of those quotes for writers — you know the kind, a quote that’s meant to be “inspirational?” Here’s the pearl of wisdom in question: “I can write anywhere. If the…

That Moment When Your Characters Show Up in Real Life

That Moment When Your Characters Show Up in Real Life

I had a moment, driving home last night, when a sentence popped into my head that struck me as something that Nikki Velvet, my lead character from Still Life, would say. And just like that, I think I have the…

I'm Going To Start Blogging Again If It Kills Me

I’m Going To Start Blogging Again If It Kills Me

Don’t you hate those posts on blogs that basically just say, “Sorry I haven’t been blogging!” Well, this is one of those, kind of. Sorry. I haven’t posted anything here in, ohhhh-hh, let’s say six months. It’s not that I…