on discovery drafts (aka: your first draft isn’t “shit,” you just don’t know what your story is about)

"The first draft of anything is shit." I'm over this axiom. Not necessarily because of the message it's trying to get across, but because it does so in a way that's designed to shock and dishearten. Perhaps for some people this is helpful, but that tactic always rubs me the wrong way. First of all, … Continue reading on discovery drafts (aka: your first draft isn’t “shit,” you just don’t know what your story is about)

preview of Catalyst Moon: Exile

Hello, friends. These last several weeks, life has been┬ácrazy. (Which is putting it mildly.) Between an amazing vacation, a nasty cold, and a...tumultuous election, writing has been slow. But slow progress is still progress, and I'm moving forward on a project that's been hanging over me for some time: Catalyst Moon: Exile. (Title subject to … Continue reading preview of Catalyst Moon: Exile