As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been writing for a very long time. I remember writing stories with my close friend in his bedroom at the age of 8 or 9, and I never really stopped. I wrote short stories and attempted a novel all through high school. I remember bailing on parties in college toContinue reading “Completed Drafts and 2021”
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NaNoWriMo is Here!
After 6 weeks of preparation, it’s time to finally launch into National Novel Writing Month for the second time. Last year, with a baby on the way, I decided to write a novel as I expected it to be my last chance before life changed. Life did change. I accepted a job last November andContinue reading “NaNoWriMo is Here!”
And they’re off!
Well, they’re almost off. I am lucky to have three trusted beta readers willing to read through Into the West and provide their feedback. One is my wife, so that isn’t going particularly far. The other is a local friend, and the third my cousin across the country. So when I say they’re off, IContinue reading “And they’re off!”
I have been working on the world of Meridia, which houses the College of the Gods, since early 2017. It’s not even close to the first world I’ve created, but it’s certainly the best. It started with a short story that showed the death of the world and the death of the Gods. I’ve workedContinue reading “Building Meridia”
Mongolian Folklore and Myth in Fantasy
Edit: I have made some adjustments to this article after some feedback from a Mongolian friend. Something that I have been doing research on for my own work is Mongolian culture and folklore. Mongolian culture, particularly during the times of Genghis Khan, is fascinating and had a profound impact on the modern world. From theContinue reading “Mongolian Folklore and Myth in Fantasy”
The Editing Grind: Confronting Sirens and Uncertainty
I am currently about a third of the way through my second draft of ‘Into the West’, and let me tell you, editing sucks. It’s healthy, it’s important but it’s brutal. As I continue to plow forward very slowly – the goal was to have the second draft done by June – I am findingContinue reading “The Editing Grind: Confronting Sirens and Uncertainty”
Enjoying Quarantine and Draft 2 Update
Quarantine for COVID-19 is quite a trip. As of posting, I have been work from home for a full month. I haven’t spent this much time on social media since college. My dog loves the extra snacks, my wife is happy to have me home all the time to spell the childcare, and it turnsContinue reading “Enjoying Quarantine and Draft 2 Update”