Sunday, December 11, 2011


Well, sorta. I mean, the bulk of the writing is done; I've written the beginning, the middle, the end, and all the parts in-between. But there's still a metric ton of editing I have to do. I've actually been finished for almost a week now, but I've been elbows-deep in the B.I.P. since then, overhauling some of the earlier chapters that were in serious need of work.

I printed out the B.I.P. (321 pages!) and gave it a quick read to see if it was coherent, and it mostly is. I don't want to jinx myself, but all the character arcs looked okay, and there didn't seem to be a need for any complete rewrites. There was one chapter that needed a baby rewrite, though, because the concept was solid, but the execution was terrible, and I ended up trashing about 50% of it and filling in the gaps with unicorn blood. You know. Like you do with babies.

So my game plan to spend the rest of the holiday season editing and drinking all the 'nog, and then start fishing for agents in the new year.

Happy Holidays!

P.S. Write my query letter for me.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Appaween!

Only a pumpkinbender could've created such a festive animal.

Finished the last Kallie chapter today. Starting work on the epilogue tomorrow. 85,000 words so far.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A quick update.

So. If you have been paying attention, you will see I am a little less than 10,000 words away from the 80,000 words I said it would take me to finish.

The problem is that, like an accordion, or maybe a snake, or an accordion made of snakes, the end point of my B.I.P. seems to be stretching away from me. Not ludicrously far, but I think I'll need an extra 5 to 10,000 words to tell the story I'm trying to tell.

I'm trying very hard to make the deadline, and I'm writing everyday, but there is the possibility I will not make it.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


In two days! Gotta make sure I pack everything I need. Enough clothes for a week, phone, phone charger, extraneous bathroom supplies, Nintendo DS + game cards, regular deck of cards, iPod + speakers, glow $ticks, etc. Oh, lots of documentation, too. Hotel + shuttle confirmation and the like. Thirteen copies of my first chapter + synopsis. Blerg. I should make a list. I'mma need a suitcase for all this shiznit.



Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's a stupid feeling, is what I'm trying to say.

You know how when you have something to do, and you don't do it, the guilt over not doing it steadily increases day by day as you inch closer to the deadline, even if you distract yourself with copious amounts of beer and video games? It's like a physical weight. You can't really enjoy anything because a part of you is always like, Wow, you really should be writing right now or, at the very least, editing.

And then another part of you is like, Is there an eHow on self-lobotomies?

And THEN when you are actually doing whatever you're supposed to be doing, that first part of you finally admits, If I knew how much this was going to suck tits, I wouldn't have pressured you into it.

Anyway, I just finished editing the synopsis and first chapter of my B.I.P. Shipping them out tomorrow!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

This may be asking for trouble...

But I've set a deadline for myself. I will be finished by the first day of fall. Which Google informs me is September 23rd. So I added that nifty little countdown timer to the right because countdowns are nifty.

And by "finished," I mean "finished assuming my book will be roughly 80,000 words." So there you are.

I plan on writing at least 300 words-a-day from now until the 24th excluding my birthday (!!!) and the eight days I'll be in Iowa for their Summer Writing Festival. I'm taking their Advanced Novel Workshop, and I am slightly terrified only because I have to write a synopsis of my B.I.P. and I have never written a synopsis before.

I am literally a pussy. Just kidding. I know what that means.

In any case, I'll try to update bookfart more often. Perhaps continue that long-overdue review of Masked? Who the fuck knows?

Marcus. Marcus knows.

Marcus is literally a pussy.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Why, yes...

I will be writing this Marcus chapter for the rest of my life, thank you kindly for asking.

P.S. The main document of the book-in-progress has reached 500 KB. No idea what that means, but it caught my eye as I was backing it up. (ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR WORK.)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My writing method is rearranging Post-it® notes on a wall.

This Marcus chapter will be the death of me.

(Can I have my money now, 3M?)

Monday, February 7, 2011




Sunday, January 23, 2011


The next Masked review will be up this week. You will soon understand why it's taken me so long to touch this one.