The obligitory resolution post

Posted by nightphoenix on January 2, 2013 in Art, News, Novels, Output, Short Stories |

I don’t know that I’ve ever done one of these before. I actually don’t normally make New Years resolutions…not the conscious, write-it-down on a notepad list sort. Maybe I’ll have a vague notion of “Hmm, maybe I should try to accomplish such and such this year…”, but I’m not enough of a goal-driven person for […]



Revisit, re-assess

Posted by nightphoenix on December 22, 2011 in Novels, Output, Process |

I just looked at the date of the last post I made here, and I’m fairly embarrassed. I’d love to say I’ve been wonderfully busy and productive and just haven’t had the time to update…

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Posted by nightphoenix on July 22, 2011 in Novels, Output, Process |

Recently I’ve been trying to come up with a way to organize which projects I work on, and how much time I spend working. The problem with me, I’ve found, is that when I try to concentrate solely on one project at a time, I inevitably work myself into a bind that I can’t get […]

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Posted by nightphoenix on May 27, 2011 in Books, Input, Process |

I just finished the Winds of the Forelands series by David B. Coe, and as fantasy epics go, it was pretty good. It’s rare that I pick up a series at random and have it be unique enough to hold my interest. Although it had many of the classic tropes of epics, they were combined […]

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Posted by nightphoenix on March 10, 2011 in News |

I just realized I haven’t updated this blog in about a month. That’s both irresponsible and inexcusable of me. I’ve been productive, which I suppose is part of the updating problem. Have plotted out the Waters story, and decided to give it an actual title: This Chosen Fate. Have also written nearly a full chapter […]

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The dreaded second act, and other business

Posted by nightphoenix on February 10, 2011 in Input, Novels, Output |

This week I started shopping Hands, Like Secrets around to some agents, and believe it or not, I’ve already had a request for a partial! I actually heard from this agent the day after I queried them. In case you aren’t familiar with the publishing business, such a response is jaw-droppingly fast. Of course, I’ve […]

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Edit update

Posted by nightphoenix on November 22, 2010 in Novels, Output |

Well, the editing has begun. The bird edit is going to take two passes, I realize. The first will involve going back and putting in the birds, lizards, ambiance, etc, and also marking passages that I think could be deleted or need to be changed. Some, I’m just going ahead and fixing. I’m already about […]

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Update: Smell of November revisit

Posted by nightphoenix on September 8, 2010 in Novels, Output, Process, Short Stories |

This month I’m making it a goal to revisit The Smell of November. I think that story always suffered from the word limit needed to enter it in the WD contest. So I’m lengthening it, and tweaking the storyline a bit. I’m making it more ambiguous, so that the reader never really knows if Alan […]

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Stretching a deadline

Posted by nightphoenix on March 25, 2010 in News, Novels, Output |

I have decided to extend my personal deadline for having the first book finished to the end of April, since the end of March is upon me and I’m still plugging away on that last chapter. The hard drive crash cost me, mostly in terms of getting off track and not being able to get […]

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Back from the SCWG conference, back to the world of the living

Posted by nightphoenix on February 1, 2010 in News, Output |

It was a long weekend. It was also an excellent, inspiring weekend. I imagine it will take a number of weeks before I even get through all the notes I took there, although I already have plans to implement some of what I learned into Shades right away. (Note to self- I must find some […]

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