Archive for the 'Writing Stories' Category

Psychic space and feathered dinosaurs.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

It always amazes me how getting a couple of big, mentally taxing projects (like, say, a major novelette commission and the Very Important Third Book Of A Trilogy) squared away opens out the horizons. There are suddenly more hours in the day, and more energy to get stuff done in those hours. Creative work is [...]

Smart is hard.

Monday, May 13th, 2013

I am so very stuck on how this character outsmarts a nemesis. I’d go write the other story, but I’m stuck on how those characters outsmart their nemesis. Basically, I have made the critical error of trying to write stories about people being smart, which means I have to be smart. *sigh*

When last we left our intrepid band–

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

I mentioned this briefly in the last post, and I think I’ll mention it again, because I could not be more thrilled: Scott’s handed in the final revisions on The Republic of Thieves, and its publication date is set for October 10th 2013 in the UK and October 8th 2013 in the US. I know [...]

Ten years of Abby Irene

Friday, October 19th, 2012

This morning, I meant to go for a run. And then I looked out the window and realized it was the other kind of glorious October New England day–the kind that comes with a steady cold rain. I actually got as far as putting on my running clothes and looking at the weather map before [...]

Clarion West Write-A-Thon day 1

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

For the next six weeks, I’m participating in the Clarion West Write-A-Thon. My commitment is 250 words a day, which I will be attempting to maintain through fire, floods, conventions, travel, and boyfriend. Because of these challenges, I will be writing longhand for the time being, in a notebook with a pen, the way our [...]

And while we’re on wolves, the leavings of one…

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

My divorce story with Norse mythology, “The Leavings of the Wolf,” is available for free in the new issue of Apex magazine until month’s end. They also have an interview with me about the writing of the story, which is a little more personally revelatory than I usually get.

The Modern Fae’s Guide to Surviving Humanity

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Anthology, baby! It includes my story, “The Slaughtered Lamb,” about a mighty drag werewolf, as well as stories by these awesome writers (in order of appearance): Seanan McGuire Susan Jett Kari Sperring Juliet E. McKenna Avery Shade Kristine Smith Barbara Ashford April Steenburgh Anton Strout S.C. Butler Jean Marie Ward Shannon Page & Jay Lake [...]

The Return of Abby Irene…

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I am pleased to announce that Subterranean Press will be publishing an as-yet untitled ebook collection of the New Amsterdam chapbook stories: 1879: “The Tricks of London” 1900: “Almost True” 1941: “Underground” 1941: “Twilight” plus either one or two new stories featuring Detective Crown Investigator Abigail Irene Garrett. These stories were issued as chapbooks accompanying [...]