The Answer Print Stage (2020/05/10 05:00)
If I was a filmmaker, my latest book would be at what could be the "answer print" phase. Done, but not quite *done*.
Nothing Like That Now, Honest (2020/04/27 08:00)
A note to myself: Be careful how you describe your story to others, because any one word can produce an image that doesn't match the reality.
Chewing Through My Bit (2020/04/17 08:00)
I want to get Fall Of The Hammer finished and put to bed so I can get on with the next big thing.
The Me Agenda (2020/04/09 08:00)
I'm not on anyone's schedule but my own, although it's sometimes hard to remember that.
The Fifth Time Around (2020/03/29 08:00)
On keeping the edit wheels turning on "Fall Of The Hammer".
Things And Stuff, 2020-03-07 Edition (2020/03/07 05:00)
Just a quick note about what's new in Chez Genji (writing, programming projects, etc.)
One Year Later... (2020/01/06 08:00)
Kicking off 2020.
A Few Next Steps Into 2020 (2019/12/21 05:00)
What's on deck for me for the end of this year and the beginning of the next.
The Fall Of A Milestone Marker (2019/12/17 08:00)
'Fall Of The Hammer', draft 1 (actually, 2): finished.
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Act Five (2019/12/04 05:00)
What happens when you stop in the middle of a draft and rewind to the beginning, and why.
What Started As A Romp (2019/10/15 05:00)
I always say to myself, "I'm just going to write something fun," and of course it always turns out to be far more than that.
Hammered To Pieces (2019/08/29 08:00)
The most amazing thing about the next draft of 'The Fall Of The Hammer' is how much of it will end up not getting ditched, as I feared might happen.
How To Make Up Your Flippin' Mind (2019/08/25 08:00)
Learn to cut stuff, lest your creative work becomes one giant act of paralysis.
Milestone Markers In Many Forms (2019/08/24 08:00)
There's more than one way to mark progress for a work in progress. Sometimes it's when you take one step back so you can take several more steps forward in a new direction.
It Ain't Where You're From, It's Where You're At And Where You're Headed (2019/07/04 08:00)
The peculiar genesis of my new novel means it's going to take at least one to two more passes than usual to kick it into shape.
Bless This Mess (2019/06/17 08:00)
The Fall Of The Hammer so far has the messiest and most fractured first draft of any book of mine I can remember.
In A Roundabout Kind Of Way (2019/04/12 08:00)
My current book bears no relation to its earlier incarnations save for its title.
The Mud Of The First Draft (2019/02/15 05:00)
Notes from early on in the first draft of the new novel, 'The Fall Of The Hammer'.
'I Burned It All' (2018/03/14 08:00)
Take your story. Rip it up and start again. What's left?
Unsticking The Gears (2018/01/27 08:00)
No prizes for guessing I'm talking about my next project.
February, Come She Will (2018/01/18 08:00)
What's on the slate for Chez Genji.
Excuse My Silence (2018/01/01 03:00)
But I think you'll find it was entirely justified.
A Quick One Before I'm Away (2017/11/01 08:00)
A rundown of projects in progress and other things.
Always Outnumbered, Always Overworked (2017/08/01 08:00)
Next up: revisions on my next novel, and rough plans for a future one.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind