Month: December 2014

Why fast drafting might make better novels; or One answer to “how long does it take to write a book?”

I got serious about finishing the first draft of my current novel-in-progress in mid-November. I already had a second draft of the first 25,000 words, but the final two-thirds of the plot had been on hold for several months (while I rewrote a previous book on the…

Some recommended reads from 2014

This isn’t exactly an awards recommendation post, because I have a stack of reading (and re-reading and mulling) yet to do myself and can’t even begin to guess what will be on my own nomination lists. I will cram, right up to the last…

Stories, 2014

I’m very proud of the seven stories of mine that came out in 2014. I had the chance to work with brilliant editors, and to see my work illustrated by talented artists. If you’re reading for awards, my favourites are “Bonsaiships of Venus,” “Cattail Heart” and…