NaNo 2014 Update #2

Well, on November 7, I hit 50,000 words in the first draft of Welsh Witch, making me the most awesome person on the planet.  Sorry, Chuck Norris… …And then my computer fall down, go boom.  It can’t boot up, and it’s because of a faulty Windows...

NaNo 2014 Update #1!

Well, it’s been a week, and you know what that means!  NaNoWriMo 2014 update! To start out with, I’ve got two new pieces of art: Lucy, by Flightyclouds This one really captures Lucy’s outfit and attitude perfectly!  NAILED IT!  Also:  Tee-hee, tiny...

Fan Art!

One of the great big benefits of NaNoWriMo is that there are legions of people who watch your progress, cheer you on, and after reading samples of your work or descriptions of the stuff theirin, they produce art!  What this means is, Vintage Soul now has its...
NaNoWriMo 2014!

NaNoWriMo 2014!

It’s that time again! National Novel Writing Month! NaNoWriMo is sort of a contest, except the only competition is with yourself.  The idea is to write 50,000 words (about 150 pages) of a novel in the month of November.  Quality isn’t important, as you can...

Vintage Soul F.A.Q.

Hey, everybody!  It’s time for another one of those posts – you know, the ones that it’s important to toss in here early, but will keep coming up again and again and will probably earn a link on the main sidebar before long.  It is time for…...
Funny Vs. Mean: A Rule to Live By

Funny Vs. Mean: A Rule to Live By

  Hey, I’ve been thinking… …My life is kind of funny in a lot of ways, and I am sort of funny from an observational standpoint (“Oh look, John tripped on his way into the job interview, hit a coffee pot, and gave his interviewer a concussion....

Excerpt Update

The opening prologue and first chapter have a tiny, tiny, tiny update now, referencing some changes that happen later in the novel. Enjoy!
Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief

How much realism does a story need?  Well, clearly it has to be plausible, otherwise your readers will throw the book down in disgust.  Guides litter the internet and bookshelves – how-tos of making your work plausible.  These are really awesome, but it does...

A Unique Problem for Writers.

So, after writing the first draft of Vintage Soul, I realized that my Google search history looked like this: “Demon summoning” “Blood demon summoning” “Human sacrifice demon summoning” “How many police officers in San...
You Didn’t Do Enough.

You Didn’t Do Enough.

“You didn’t do enough.” Great words, aren’t they?  I could apply them to so many things… but today, it’s all about diversity.  So let’s talk diversity.  When have you done “enough?” To use my own work as an...