Month: May 2013

At the halfway mark of Draft One

I’ve had the last three days off work. In between car appointments, vet appointments and a new sump pump and pipe installation, I’ve managed to write about 7,000 words on my novel in those three days, which is pretty good for me. Since I…

Yep, this is really a novel

Tonight, I passed the 30,000-word mark on the first draft of Grub Street. It’s starting to feel rich in characters and themes, too. And I am about a third of the way through the plot, I think, which matches up with the word count…

Cartesian geometry for dummies

So, this is a little silly, but the more I look at it, the more I think it might turn out to be useful. I’m a few thousands words from the climax of the first act of my novel, which means that I know…

My words in other mouths

Ottawa’s Third Wall Theatre Company is doing something neat on May 22: A dramatic reading, by members of the theatre company, of the works of Ottawa writers. One of those Ottawa writers is (gulp) me. They’ll be reading an excerpt from my story “We…

Some stories to read

My story “Word for Word” is posted now at Waylines Magazine. I was thinking about Pandora’s box, and what we might put into a box of forgetting, if we could, and what might get stuck in the bottom. Also: typewriters. Waylines has also posted…