Dreamer - A Short Story
I wrote a short story about a struggling novelist and nightmares.
The One About Headphones
I’m taking a break from my novel to talk about something I care deeply about: headphones and adding a soundtrack to writing.
This morning I finally started the official rewrite of my first novel, and it went about as well as you would expect.
Punk Rock Preacher - Sample Scenes
I’m working on a new novel set in the 90s Christian punk/hardcore scene (which I was heavily involved in), and I put together a few example scenes just for myself to help establish the language and feeling I want to use.
Little Tommy and the Big Parade
This is a short story for my three-year-old son, but it's pretty fun for adults. Maybe I'll give up on horror and write about little boys and dragons.
My iPad Pro is My Favorite Writing Tool
I have been thinking a lot about how I use my iPad for writing because I don’t have my iPad right now. I had to send it in for repairs after incident with my son and some hot chocolate, and now I'm enumerating the ways it has been great for my writing.
This weekend, I finished the rough draft of my first novel, and it wrapped up (one of many) big pushes I have experienced trying to get any big project across the finish line. This time, I made notes for my future self.
I wrote every day over the holidays, and ended up finding the joy of “margin” to be less stressed going forward.
My Winter 2020 Writing Schedule
For those interested, this post is a “behind-the-scenes” look at one of things I'm doing to crank out about 6k-7k words/week toward my novel (and none of this counts).
One day, not that long ago, my friend John jumped onto Slack to announce “I found Reese’s Pieces.” I joked that it sounded like a tragedy until I saw the title case, but “I found Reese’s pieces” would be a great opening line. He said it sounded noir, and so I wrote a short story.