I’m a professional author who lives in the old plantation town of Waipahu with my husband, under feline management.
In November of 2001, I discovered blitz drafting, a challenge being held by a now-defunct writer’s list. In 2003, I discovered National Novel Writing Month. As I was not working outside the house at the time, I would often draft two novels in a merry November. For many years, I have belonged to Book-in-a-Week. In 2013, I discovered the different fun of Camp Nanowrimo, held in May and July, where my cabin mates have been wonderful to work with. As I’ve been working Outside since 2006, these help me get through my work.
Back in the 20th century, S. A. Bolich and I founded Other Worlds Writers Workshop as a sub-and-crit mailing list for professionally-oriented writers of science fiction and fantasy. She does most of the work, I’m afraid, though I manage to run the Last Week challenge and keep the posts-pending page as my home page on my browsers.
Currently, I’m grinding on a new version of People’s Names that I hope to bring out as an e-book so it can be really big. Blogging is a really good way to clear my head and meet new people.
Some people play solitaire when they can’t really think. Building playlists is more fun. You can see where some of the vinyl goes if you check 8tracks.com, where I’m Dreamway, just as I am at NaNoWriMO.