So This Is A New Post, I Guess

So This Is A New Post, I Guess

How much have I been ignoring this website, you ask? Here’s how much: I’ve been aware for months now that some errant outdated WordPress plugin was barfing errors all over the pages here. Various people have mentioned this to me,…

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…

You Hereby Are Granted Permission

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to get permission to live the life you want. You might have been thinking about this, too, if you’re a writer, or if you merely write but you’re waiting on someone else’s…

In Defense of Klout

I really, really try not to talk too much about blogging and social networking on here — mainly because I think that kind of navel-gazing can quickly become kinda pointless and meta and irritating — but as I’ve been trying…

Growing Up Haunted

Happy Halloween! My first Halloween here on the site since my big redesign, and since I started actively blogging again. And my reading is tonight! I’m excited. If you’ve read the introduction to “Counting From Ten” (or its online counterpart, my “Why Horror?”…

Why I Don’t Write At Home

Okay, that’s not strictly true … I do write at home, on occasion.  But the vast majority of the writing I get done happens elsewhere. Partly it’s because at home, I have too many distractions.  Well, mainly one big distraction:…

9/11, Horror Fiction, and the Rehearsal of Hope

Ten years ago, when everything came crashing down, I was paralyzed.  Frozen in analysis and self-doubt.  Along with the same concerns that everyone else had, the same grief, the same fears for the country and how our government would react…

Redesigned

Redesigned

Oh, I forgot to mention — I did end up giving the site a minor facelift Friday evening.  If this is your first time visiting the site — or if you’ve been here lots of times, but you have the…