A Few Tips for Surviving December

It is getting horribly close to Christmas. A month. Obviously I have all my Christmas cards done, the Christmas cake is being basted as we speak, the Christmas lights are all neatly coiled and functional, the veggie haggis is on order, the table decorations are ready to go, and I have decided on presents for […]

In the world of t’internet, there exists the term, “cat logic”. It’s both hashtag and explanation, description and exclamation, and it’s one of those wonderful phrases that makes me happy about the existence of social media and the internet in general. Seriously, google “cat logic”. You’re welcome. Now we’ve got that out of the way, […]

It’s short story week! Jump on over to read Glenda & the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, or read on for a few thoughts about the story itself. I do that writery thing you always read about, where I keep a notebook and a piece of paper by the bed. It seems like a reasonable thing […]

I’m a panster. And, until recently, I never thought about changing that. I’ve mentioned previously that it works for me quite well. I get to dive into the story and run around after the characters, waiting to see what they get up to and how they reveal themselves to me. I never know quite what […]

Everyone’s struggling right now. Funny how it comes in waves. Or maybe it doesn’t, but that’s what it feels like – everyone’s struggling. Every writer I know seems to be second-guessing themselves, wondering if they’ve got what it takes. If it’s even worth it, if they do. As if in the shift from summer to […]

It’s short story week, and we’ve been far too long without hearing from Beaufort! And if you don’t know who Beaufort, High Lord of the Cloverly Clan and thoroughly modern dragon is, you can catch up here. Otherwise read on for a few rambles, or catch his latest adventure here. Enjoy! One thing I have […]

You may have noticed that I’m fond of cats. There are a few things that give it away, like, oh, I don’t know – Layla having her own blog this week. And also maybe before. A couple of times. Plus there are my many, many short stories that involve cats. And then, if you’re on social media […]