Month: January 2014

Good company

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, who wrote (among other things) the fabulous story The Wanderers in Clarkesworld, is eligible for the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer. So am I. So are many writers whose first sale at pro rates* was in 2012 or…

Writing with the body

I’m about 15,000 words in to a new novel (a novel I expect to be in the neighbourhood of 90,000 words when it’s done). It’s been a hard slog. I’m trying to write 1,000 words a day, but I keep getting hung up on…

My 2013 in stories

Tomorrow I turn 37. Today I toasted a friend at her wake. She died on New Year’s Day, after a long life of adventure and scholarship and laughter, and she was one of my many teachers. So today I am looking ahead and looking…