Celebrating the halfway point

You've got to celebrate the milestones, and since I've just crossed the halfway point in my first draft of my novel, Naked Montreal (actually, my word counter says I'm 51% done, w00t!), I feel like shouting it from the rooftops. Instead, you have this blog post. MY NOVEL'S HALFWAY DONE!!!!!!!!!! Tell the world. Pre-order a copy and find out how it all ends! I'll be on the couch, Continue Reading...

SXSW for Word Nerds

Super bomb diggity foghorn local writing group We Put Words On Paper brings you the most ass-kicking, literarily show-stopping, off-SouthBy par-tay in Austin, this Tuesday, March 15 starting at 8:30 PM. BYOB to the Pickle Palace for a loud, drunken, messy literary celebration in the spirit of SXSW rockstars run amuck. But not TOO amuck, cus we are writers, after all, and not coked-up Continue Reading...

Naked Montreal: The cocktail

I've invented a cocktail! (Sort of.) It's called the Naked Montreal, and you should sip it while you're reading my book. Which you can't do yet, because I'm still writing it. So for now, the only person drinking this drink is me, while I'm writing the book after which it is named. Whoa, meta. In other news, I am working on my book now, but I am not drinking a Naked Montreal yet. It is, Continue Reading...

12 girls, 24 titties, 13,537 words

My novel, Naked Montreal, is 27% complete, according to my Scribometer: [caption id="attachment_3320" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Oops, that should read WORDS not PAGES!"][/caption] Currently, the plan involves putting a minimum of 500 words on paper per weekday (Mon-Thurs), and 1,500 words on paper per weekend day (Fri-Sun), so I can finish this first draft in a month and a half Continue Reading...

Don’t sell yourself short: Advice from a social media queen

I recently had the chance to interview Aimee Davison, a Montrealer who has gone from underpaid actress to Social Media Guru with her blog, 100 Jobs. Asking her about how she did it, I also wanted to know what advice she had for writers, specifically, and her main concept was one that most will agree with: Don't sell yourself short. Indeed, the quote I liked best from this particular Continue Reading...