Writing

Brainstorm Somebody Else’s Problems

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You know when you get to that point in your WIP where you just can’t see how to fix a problem?  You know it’s not working as is, but the solution remains just out of reach? Turns out, the answer just might be in recruiting the brainstorming powers of others. See, there’s research to suggest […]

Writing

A Note About Brainstorming

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I am in plotty/brainstorming territory as this week draws to an end.  I’ve been keeping up with my daily chunk on the YA WIP, but I’ve also been doing some plotting on a Mirus novella (it does seem to be shaping up to be a novella rather than a short story–I’m so BAD at keeping […]

Personal

The Great Catch Up

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It is inevitable that no matter how much pre-trip work and prep you do, when you return from more than a day or two away from home (and work), there will be a lot of catching up to do.  Chores.  Laundry.  Messages.  Email.  Blog feeds.  And for me in particular, grading.  Student email.  Being caught […]