Anticrastination Scribproductivathon

My writing collective, We Put Words On Paper, is currently holding a writing marathon/lock-in. It's called the Anticrastination Scribproductivathon, and this is its third incarnation (though my first attendance), subtitled "Scrib Hard With a Vengeance." We're on hour 6 or so, and had planned to go for at least 8 hours of writing, writing exercises and plotting world domination. So far, Continue Reading...

A Constant Reader on book reviews

Like most things in my life, I have a love/hate relationship with book reviews. I've written a few, and I always find it a challenge. I've always been an avid reader, checking out huge stacks of library books from the time I learned to read. I was insulted when other children would say "Look, mommy!" while pointing to my stack, and mommy would reply, "She's not going to read them Continue Reading...

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...