Shannon’s Reading List: Is It Really Already Spring 2017?

I’m so behind on updating my Goodreads list. I know this because I keep getting prompts from the 2017 Reading Challenge – “You’re 5 books behind schedule! Do you need a boost? A pep talk? A life line?” I actually have read some books over the past three months. I just had yet to collect my thoughts. … More Shannon’s Reading List: Is It Really Already Spring 2017?

Notes on the Stephen King and George R.R. Martin Conversation

So this happened: Stephen King came to li’l ol’ Albuquerque as part of his End of Watch tour, and got interviewed by George R.R. Martin. All thanks to our local indie bookstore, Bookworks. Here are some notes from that June 16, 2016 conversation. “They saved my life.” –Stephen King on George R.R. Martin’s Song of … More Notes on the Stephen King and George R.R. Martin Conversation

Girl, You’ll Be Womanly Soon

(or Soft, Ladylike, and Matronly, According to the Synonym Finder) For the past month I have been rewriting last year’s NaNoWriMo project, since an editor I pitched to at the LERA conference I attended in November expressed interest my manuscript. Yeah, I’m kinda doing this: The thing with revisions is that, unlike the unfettered pouring of creativity that … More Girl, You’ll Be Womanly Soon

I’m Doing NaNoWriMo Again and It Is Not Going At All Like It Did Last Year

First off, I am already behind on word count. I have a good excuse! On Saturday I attended an all day writers’ conference put on by LERA, my local RWA chapter. By all day I mean from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. It was a magical day, though, so well worth it. In so many … More I’m Doing NaNoWriMo Again and It Is Not Going At All Like It Did Last Year