Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Day 1

Boone could still remember the day the sky broke. And thus began the story of our gunslinger and the crew of the pirate ship he happened to find himself traveling with. If any of this sounds familiar to my longtime readers, it’s because some of it is based the novel … Continue reading →

Preptober...Sort Of

Tonight, I was frantically searching for my copy of No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty, the founder of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It has become a bit of a security blanket for me during the month of November. I couldn’t find it. I cannot remember if I lent … Continue reading →

NaNoWriMo 2021 Winner

Tonight, we will drink mead from the skulls of our enemies. We will roast their entrails upon our fires. Warriors, we were victorious in our battle. So, eat and drink your fill. Stumble to bed, nestle in next to your wives if they’ll have you — the lot of you … Continue reading →

Three Weeks of NaNoWriMo

Moments ago, I earned the 21 Days badge for updating my National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) word count for three weeks straight. Tonight, I hit 38,875 words of the challenge that calls for writing 50,000 words of a novel manuscript in a single month. At this point, I am well … Continue reading →

Two Weeks of NaNoWriMo

I can hardly believe that it has been two weeks since I decided to jump into National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) once again. November is always a busy month for me, and this year is busier than ever. Besides the normal holiday events, I am hosting a kind-of-sort-of family/friend shindig … Continue reading →

NaNoWriMo 2021: Jumping Back Into the Fray

Call me crazy. With as much as I have going on in November, I decided that I would pile 30 days of writing toward a 50,000-word novel draft on top of the load. Yes, I am participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) once again. I made a promise to … Continue reading →

Like a Tree

Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter … Continue reading →

Writing a WordPress book. Again.

TL;DR: Brad Williams, John James Jacoby, and I will be publishing the 2nd edition of Professional WordPress Plugin Development this year. It is hard to believe, but it has been nine years since I was approached by Brad Williams to co-author a book alongside him and Ozh Richard. I was … Continue reading →

(Probably) No NaNoWriMo This Year

I’ve been getting the itch again. For the better part of this year, I’ve been looking forward to tackling National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) once again this November. I’ve been running over plot scenarios in my head for months. I even took the time to write a few down. After … Continue reading →