Author Archives: Heather

Botching it forward.

Speaking of doing stupid things and making life more difficult for myself (yes, I know that I wasn’t speaking of that, but really, I’m always speaking of that, one way or another), I managed to completely eff myself up a couple of weeks ago. When I create a new draft version, I always make a copy of the previous one and

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Doing bad things to imaginary lives.

A little while ago, I killed off a character. Maybe. Probably. Hard to say what’s real and what’s not, but that’s beside the point. At the moment that I was writing it, he was dead, dead, deadski, regardless of what might or might not happen later. And I didn’t feel bad about it at all. I also completely traumatized another

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Book 2 updates & the plague.

Let’s see, where are we? I’ve gone through all of the feedback that I’ve received for book 2, and the technical corrections are done — punctuation, spelling, missing words, and the occasional tweaking of a phrase. I also wrote a new (very short) chapter to add a tiny bit of semi-closure to one particular scene. I have two things left

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Thesauri. Thesauruses. Tyranthesaurus Rex.

I was planning… something… when I typed the word “writing” into a Google search the other day. I’m not trying to be cagey, I just can’t remember what I originally planned to search for. I ended up going down a rabbit hole, instead. After I typed “writing” into the field, Google sprouted some of its handy-dandy suggestions, and the first

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I’m not bad, I’m just misunderstood.

Driving around downtown is a good way to spike your blood pressure, dirty up your vocabulary, and just generally make you wish that you could take everyone else’s licenses away. I’m sure that there are perfectly sane, totally normal people driving on these streets, but I can’t see them through the thundering herd of hostiles who all seem to be

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Clearing up the static.

Search for something once and Google will assume that you want to know EVERYTHING about that thing FOREVER AND EVER. If I have to scroll through pages and pages of Game of Thrones clickbait before I get to anything that isn’t related to Game of Thrones, that’s a bit much. Sure, I could tell Google that I’m not interested anymore,

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