Tag Archives: editing


First half of Chris Hecker’s GDC 2013 rant has led me to a revised method of producing content for my blog. While I’m still working on getting short stories into submission, it’s becoming clear that I’m working too slow to stay on target. Same goes for poems; I’m too reticent to write them. Theoretically, if I […]


So, based on my free time, here’s all the stuff I want to do with my blog and how I’m going to try to cram it all into my daily life: Monday Tuesday Wednesday FEATURES: Blog: Walden Poem Poem Ginsberg LS Poem BEHIND THE SCENES/PREP: -Movie Night -Exercise/Gardening -Groceries -House-work -Home projects -Exercise/Gardening -NO INTERNET […]

The Tides of Change and the JoCo Effect

While reading “So You Want To Be A Horror Writer?” on Dark Echo, I started thinking about the digital self-production model for publishing. Here’s a quote that was particularly relevant to my thoughts: Publishing has become a profit-oriented industry that is no longer extremely concerned with what was once the “average” genre author — the […]

Editing while Writing (a.k.a. Radiation Treatment)

I spent an hour agonizing over three-hundred words today. This is hardly efficient. The situation I’ve found myself in with this story (“A Crack Runs Through Me”) is that, on impulse, as an exercise, I wanted to add in a challenge to my MC, to throw something unexpected against him/her/it to make the story a […]

A Writer Without A Clue

Most days, when I work on writing, I feel I have no idea what the fuck I’m doing. There’s a gentleman named Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi who set forth the psychological dynamics of engagement with a task, with boredom trending towards anxiety where challenge is present but (actual or, in some cases, perceived) skill is lacking and […]

Post-Submission Blues

There’s nothing worse than that feeling after submitting something for review that you know it just wasn’t good enough. So it is for me in the wending hours after I’ve submitted my novel excerpt for Clarion. In the shower today, I was thinking about the nature of writing and it seems, with regards to technique, […]