Tag: queer trans fiction

Update on the Novel in Progress

Update on the Novel in Progress

This week, I spent some quality time finalizing the order of events in my haunted amusement park novel. I’ve got 20 chapters planned, many are in their third draft. A few need to be written whole, probably up to about 20k more words to write, then edit. Knowing my final outline, progression and chapter layout…

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NaNoWriMo2021 wrap-up

NaNoWriMo2021 wrap-up

I’m writing this on November 29th, two days before the official end of this year’s NaNoWriMo writing marathon. And even though the month isn’t over, I can do a wrap-up post because I ‘won’ by hitting 50,000 words on November 20th. That’s the earliest I’ve ever won this challenge. I’ve got over 73 thousand words…

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NaNoWriMo2021, First Week

NaNoWriMo2021, First Week

The first week isn’t even over and I can already report that this is more of a challenge than the last few have been. Not that I don’t have the time to write. And I’m making my word count quota every day. The challenge is in the content. And the approach. The topic is dating…

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Brace yourselves: NaNoWriMo is coming

Brace yourselves: NaNoWriMo is coming

Here we are again in mid October with another NaNoWriMo rushing toward us. Last November, I started my Haunted Amusement Park story. I’ve been working on it since then and the story has gotten stronger, the characters and their motivations have gotten deeper and my sense of confidence about how it will be as a…

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Saying Goodbye to Corey Alexander

Saying Goodbye to Corey Alexander

It’s hard to even write those words. I found out yesterday that Corey aka Xan West, had died over the weekend. I’m grateful to have received word via my sweetheart, who saw a post online and knew I’d be hit hard by this loss. Only a few days ago, I’d been sharing at length how…

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Book Review: Autonomous

Book Review: Autonomous

In the spirit of full disclosure, I have a crush on the author of Autonomous, Annalee Newitz.  It’s a nerdy crush full of admiration for Newitz’s humor, intelligence and artistic talent. And if that isn’t enough, she’s queer, which is a total bonus on my score sheet. My crush began when I became a devoted…

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