The wait


Waiting is hard.  It’s hard for patient people.  And I’m not very patient.

When I hear that little glass ting sound from my laptop, I run.  It means I’ve gotten an email with the word ‘query’ in the subject line.  And an email with ‘query’ in the subject line means I’ve gotten a response from an agent. Read more

Busy busy busy

I don’t remember the last time in my life when I was this busy.

It wasn’t when I started an IT consulting company and had to learn all about corporate taxation inside of a month.

It wasn’t when I wrote my dissertation. Read more

What happens after National Novel Writing Month?


Now that I’ve recovered from turkey, trimmings, and typing, I’m back. It’s been a long couple of months, but the work has paid off — figuratively, at least.  I won National Novel Writing Month, have an 83,000-word book to show the world, and even managed to get that pesky Christmas tree decorated.  (I don’t have to undecorate it yet, do I?) Lucky Thirteen – my first adult novel – consumed the dreary days of winter.  I’ll be posting a few teasers soon, so stay tuned.  Meanwhile, here’s a tidbit from this non-political thriller featuring – you guessed it! – a linguist. Read more