Fly-By: Taking the Week Off

polar bear cafe penguin

Hey all!  I’m not exactly up-to-my-neck busy and (I hope) the Day Job won’t be too stressful the next few days, but I thought I’d take a week off from blogging just to get my ducks in a row, Christmas presents ordered, novels written, errands done, book covers created, etc.   I’m also in the midst of switching priority levels on my writing projects and want a clear head for that.  You know how it is.

See you next Monday!

Fly-By: One Last Con Day

panda train

I’d completely forgotten today is Monday.  This is what happens when you have a four-day weekend full of fun plans:  you completely forget what day it is.  Which means I’d completely forgotten to write up an entry for today.


Oh well, that’s okay.  I have a few things in mind that I’d like to post about, though we’ll be heading out to San Mateo pretty soon for the last day of BayCon (in which I’m featuring on two panels).  I’ll either post something later today or I’ll have something in the next day or so.

Hope your weekend’s been relaxing! 🙂

Fly-By: All’s Well So Far

Kakashi from Naruto, @Masashi Kishimoto

Hi all!

Just a fly-by today…nothing much to report other than that all is well.  I’ve been hitting an average of 500 to 1000 words a day for Meet the Lidwells (woohoo!), and it’s been running quite smoothly.  Funny how that happens when you outline beforehand, no?

Also: started the daily 750 Words back up again.  A lot of it is just riffing right now, but that’s just fine.  It’s practice words, and that’s what counts.

Other than that, going to have a much-needed relaxing weekend!

Fly-by: finishing off a project


Heya! I’m taking a few weeks off from blogging so I can get The Balance of Light completed and ready for self-publication!

I’m extremely excited to be within spitting distance of one of my biggest goals, to see my trilogy out in the wild like this.  It took a hell of a lot of learning, hard work, and stubborn dedication to get to this point, and it was totally worth every minute.

I’ll post once more when the book is ready to drop, and then we’ll be back to our regular blogging schedule.

See you soon!


Fly-by: On break for a few weeks


Hey gang!  Sorry to let you down, but both blogs are going on a brief vacation for a few weeks.  This next week is probably going to busy, between Day Job stuff and preparing for an actual trip (we’re heading back to New England to visit friends and family).

We’ll be back fresh and ready to go in November!  Until then, don’t eat too much Halloween candy!

See you soon!

Fly-By: No really, I’m still here, just going on hiatus

*Writing Cat is ded from edits*

Apologies for the lack of substantive posts lately.  The Day Job hasn’t been insanely busy, but it’s been consistently busy, which means I have not had a moment to pop online and do any posting.  Plus I’ve been doing a lot of offline and personal things well, so I don’t always have the time to pop in and post.

And yes, I’m still editing.  That’s going to be a while. *sigh*

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile now, and it’s high time I act on it.

I’m going to take a little time off and think about what I want to do with this blog.  Of course I’d like to keep it going, but it seems to have lost its direction.  Or more to the point, I never gave this blog much of a direction other than posting thoughts about writing and all the behind-the-scenes stuff that goes along with it.  One can only be a pantser for so long before one runs out of ideas and starts repeating themselves.

More importantly: I’ve been VERY lax with the business end of the writing biz lately as well, and that is not a good thing.

I have two books out there doing diddly because I haven’t been trying to sell them.  They’re just…out there. In a void.

And that needs to change.  I need to put them under the spotlight again.

Plus — and this is a BIG plus — I have some publishing-related plans that I’d like to put into action.  More on that at a later time, but for now, those plans need serious attention.


I’m not sure how long I’ll be afk, but I won’t be posting again, at least with any susbstance, at least until mid-August.  I may do a fly-by or two, but that’s about it.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.  I’m hoping I’ll be recharged and a hell of a lot more active when I return.

Y’all play nice while I’m gone, now.  🙂