One more rough draft in the bag

It’s done! Well, the rough draft of the new novel anyway. I’ve been working in fits and starts (for various reasons) since last February, and finally it’s sitting happily on my hard drive in its entirety (and on the backup drive, and the online backup, and the backup backup FTP site). Just getting it typed …

An afternoon with Ursula Le Guin

About a week or two ago a friend from critique group mentioned that Ursula Le Guin was coming to Bend for a brief class during “The Nature of Words“, a lit conference. Le Guin is 80 years old and doesn’t teach a lot, so I was definitely on board. The topic of her talk primarily …

Great new term– ramble-and-chop

Stumbled across a link to a Jennifer R. Hubbard’s blog the other day. Although I’ve been trimming my subscription lists to keep my blog reading times down, I couldn’t resist adding her. The tipping point was her use of the term ramble-and-chop. It’s a great way to describe my primary writing method at the moment. …