I stumbled across a shadowy corner of the attic blanketed with cobwebs and grime. Something compelled me to grab a broom and sweep away the filth. Inhaling the dank odor stirred a coughing fit. My eyes watered in the swirling dust. What did I find underneath all that muck?Continue reading “Abandoned”
Your car. A coat of film on the windshield, a blanket of dust on the hood.
Was I there?
Hello! Long time no blog.
I’ve received feedback from nearly all of The Mousetrap Killer beta-readers. All of the responses so far have been extremely helpful, but best of all, no one has suggested any major structural rewrites. I need some paint and spackle rather than a sledgehammer and new plywood.Continue reading “OMG it’s [REDACTED]!!!!”
Twinkles loved December 24th. The day that led into the big night. His time to shine. He woke three hours early to get a head start.Continue reading “The Elf”
Everyone is gone, fallen to the depths. But I’m hanging on.Continue reading “Hanging On”
The Mousetrap Killer has been with its beta readers for two-point-five weeks. That is the longest I’ve gone without working on it since I typed the first words nearly one year ago. It’ll be good to get away from the book for a while—I’ll be able to take the feedback from the betas with a fresh mind after a bit of time off. Continue reading “Keeping Busy”
The Mousetrap Killer is officially in the hands (or on the screens) of beta readers. My baby is out in the world. This marks the first time the book will be in front of eyes that are not set inside my skull. I am equal parts nervous and anxious to receive feedback. It will help make the book the best it can be, and I’m prepared to handle criticism—I just hope they like the overall story.Continue reading “Other Eyes”
Gravel shuffles under my feet. My stride quickens, but am I moving in the wrong direction? A car passes. I don’t know the driver.Continue reading “A Walk”