Allegory of the Revision Cave*

revision cave

You know it’s bad when you’re dreaming about revisions. Here’s the dream I had the other night, in comic format – although there was nothing comic about it. Har har. Nothing comic about that, either. Okay, the dream already: Yeah, kind of a bummer. The good news is that my agent didn’t hate my revisions. … Continue reading

The Revision Cave

revision cave

*is a lonely place, but not entirely lonely *more than one writer friend is ALWAYS in a neighboring cave *flickers of self-doubt *outright paranoia *thank heavens for good friends who respond to emails within minutes When I came out of the Revision Cave I looked like this: So then I painted my toenails a happy … Continue reading

The Monster, Part 3 (and The End!)

The Monster-1

For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here. The Monster Kimberly heard someone behind her. She turned around quickly, just in time to see the sorceress pointing her wand at James and chanting in a foreign language.1 Kimberly had no time to think. “Noooooo!” she wailed, then took up a handful of dirt … Continue reading

The Monster, Part 2

The Monster-1

Yes, I will beat a dead horse. For the first installment of this scintillating poetastic series, click here. The Monster, Part Dos She could smell it’s1 breath, the crude stench lingering as the monster went back to the hole it slept in. It lied2 down and began snoring once more. What the heck is going … Continue reading

Unnecessarily Redundant Overkill

Revising

And…a writing update. Um, about my writing, people. Because one six-hundred-billionth of this is about me. (It’s a bumper sticker.) First: House Red (a.k.a. the Vampuscript) is done. Finished. Shelved. To Be Forgotten. There are some cool scenes that I may resurrect later, but HR functioned as some solid training wheels and I’m ready to … Continue reading

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