November is National Novel Writing Month

Summer is coming and that means so are finals and the end of school. As a writer, I’ll be spending time, on and off, preparing for November. 238 more words

Zeke Barton – Steel Horse Saviors – 2017 A to Z Challenge – Day 26

Steel Horse Saviors is about three Civil War veterans, two Yankees and one Rebel, who take their steam locomotive west to seek their post-war fortune. In the process they encounter Clementine O’Grady a auburn-haired beauty fighting to save the family business that causes each of them to reconsider their efforts to escape their various pasts. 368 more words

Fiction Writing

NaNoWriMo 2016: Work in Progress--FULL TEXT RUNNING VERSION

“I am waiting.”


Three hours earlier, I had not expected to end my night talking to—with?—a cat. Yet here I was in the early blackness of midwinter morning staring into the orange eyes of a tabby-colored creature, arched whiskers and arch expression eyeing me intently from across the bar, short tail tucked neatly along its haunches. 7,181 more words

Works In Progress

Camp NaNoWriMo: Day Twenty Two

Read Day Twenty-One

Welcome to another musical edition of Camp NaNoWriMo. My younger sister found Fairwell to Midland’s “Tall Tales Taste Like Sour Grapes” back when I was still in high school and it’s been one of my favorite action scene pump up songs since. 736 more words

Young Adult

Camp NaNoWriMo: Day Twenty-One

Read Day Nineteen

No, your eyes don’t deceive you. I skipped Day Twenty. I spent the day working on newsletter graphics (which I’m SUPER happy about), and by the time I got out of work I didn’t have it in me to work on this novel. 814 more words

Young Adult

Camp NaNoWriMo's April Session is Complete.

I normally don’t post on Thursdays on my writing blog, but I should let you know what just happened.

I took part in Camp NaNoWriMo… 114 more words

Posts About Writing

on inconsistency

For the western mind, adult life begins at age eighteen. That means I’ve been an adult for four years and some months. And, during this time, I’ve found my greatest failing to be inconsistency; there is no area to which this pernicious disease has not spread. 514 more words