The Product and the Process

My novels in print, to date (at Boskone, 2015) It’s tempting to look at the finished product and forget the struggle over the process. Even when it’s your own work. “Luckily” I’m in the midst of drafting a new novel, and I have all the...

A Writer’s Tale

Once upon a time, there was a writer named Andy who created stories she wanted the world to read in whatever manner the world was willing to read them: on Kindles or on Nooks, in iBooks or in a favored Android app, maybe even on paper. So when she released her first...

Knowing When to Put a Novel Aside

Abandoning a novel, or shelving a novel, can seem like an end of the world scenario. But the question is: how do you know when to walk away? If you read over your work three, four, five times, you run the rest of getting sick of your own writing. Getting sick of...

Lightning In A Bottle

There’s a lot to be said about writing a story that you’re passionate about. Writing that passionate story in only a month and then publishing it is altogether a different thing. That’s what happened with my story Chrono Virus. It’s a funny...