Chronicles of Ghadid Trilogy, The Perfect Assassin (Book 1), Writing

The Final Countdown

I've hit the final stretch which means I just want to be done already. If there were writing goblins, I would leave out whatever fruit or knick-knacks they desired to finish this for me. I can see the end in sight, but I still have to get there. In the meantime, I've reached the previous… Continue reading The Final Countdown

Chronicles of Ghadid Trilogy, The Perfect Assassin (Book 1), Work In Progress, Writing, Writing Tips

Accountability and Stars

The way I've held myself accountable over the years has shifted a bit. In the very beginning, there was NaNoWriMo and its daily word count goals coupled with an awesome little graph that rose slowly, encouragingly, over the course of a month. Outside of November, I tried to replicate that beautiful graph by plunking my… Continue reading Accountability and Stars

Chronicles of Ghadid Trilogy, The Perfect Assassin (Book 1), Writing

The Nitty Gritties

The baby is sleeping better and the days are gradually lengthening. I can see an end in sight. The threads of this story are coming together, tight and snug, while at the same time the notepad I have open on my desktop continues to accumulate little changes - tone shift here, reordering a scene there,… Continue reading The Nitty Gritties

Chronicles of Ghadid Trilogy, The Perfect Assassin (Book 1), Writing

Write when Baby Writes

Another week, another 10,000 words closer to my goal, another seven days closer to my deadline, another notch up on the panic scale. I think we're around abouts purple, going on plaid. Thankfully, I do my best work while panicking. It's also good for the skin! (No, no it's not.) Despite a week of horrendous… Continue reading Write when Baby Writes

Chronicles of Ghadid Trilogy, The Perfect Assassin (Book 1), Writing

Sunny Days Ahead

Ever since that snowfall two weeks ago, Michigan has been all sunshine and flowers. Within the space of a weekend, every tree here has burst forth with leaves or blossoms. Spring is quite literally in the air. And by spring I mean pollen. Here's to you, allergy-sufferers. May your antihistamines not make you drowsy. Instead… Continue reading Sunny Days Ahead

Chronicles of Ghadid Trilogy, The Perfect Assassin (Book 1), Writing

Hello, hello

Wow, babies man. Thinking you can write a book while juggling a newborn and a job must be the mark of a madman. Add updating your blog to the mix and, well. Hi. *waves* No news, as they say, is good news. And in a way, it is. I've been steadily working on this book… Continue reading Hello, hello

Writing Tips

27 Things I Learned While 27

(Pictured: Making Tiramisu, one of my birthday traditions.) This past weekend I leveled up in life. All the experience I've gathered by wading towards the future over the past year, one second at a time, has entitled me to cast away my age of 27 and emerge victorious at 28. Although I'm not yet certain… Continue reading 27 Things I Learned While 27