Of Bibliogenesis and Broken Links

Currently listening to the Penny Dreadful soundtrack

Bibliogenesis. A fun word that means something very simple: the creation of a book. That could refer to the book’s production (publishing) or the act of stringing the words together on the page in the first place. So all of you who have written a book, published it, or have started the long process of putting words down in a manuscript? You have all taken part in the process of bibliogenesis. Some of us are further along than others, but we’re all doing it. Writing. Working on turning the stories that clang around inside our heads into books.

I’m still working on the sequel to Songstruck, but it’s admittedly slow progress. Part of that is because I know in the back of my mind that I need to do some serious editing to the beginning. I want to go back and do that, but I’m trying not to go back and edit so early on. Usually, I’m editing every page and paragraph multiple times as I write. It makes for some agonizing evenings of editing/writing. This time around, though, what I really want to do is get all the words down first. Then I can go back and change things or overhaul sections. I’ve marked things that might lead to continuity errors later on if I make the changes I think I’ll make, but that’s as much as I’ll do right now. Unfortunately, kicking old habits is hard, so I keep itching to go back. That ultimately leads to slower progress anyway, because it’s very hard to write new material when the thought “I need to go and fix that” keeps cycling through my head. But I’m still trying to stick with my new process.

Also, I’ve noticed that a few links around the site are a little funny. I’ve changed the URLs of destination pages and things like that, I think. That means that there are a few broken links hanging around. I’ll be fixing that today, but if you run into any broken links, please let me know!



Of Missing Posts and Matrimony

I’ve been neglecting this blog for the last few days! Terrible, I know. Especially considering my habit of forgetting about projects once I start them. There was at least a 40% chance I would forget about this site entirely after the first day I missed writing a new post.

That said, there is a reason for my relative silence. My older sister is getting married! In about a week and a half. And despite my status as bridesmaid rather than maid of honor, I have been put in charge of a LOT of preparations. The excuse for that being that I am in the same state as the wedding, and my older sister and her maid of honor are not. Therefore, for some reason, it makes more sense for me to do everything and bring stuff along with me to the venue. And I’m happy to do it, except when I’m not. 😛 But it’s nearly all finished, now!

This is just a brief post to assure whatever readers I still have that I have not forgotten about this, and I will be posting with more frequency again…after the wedding.


Adventures in Website-Making

If you’ve found this page, you’ve found my author website. Congratulations!


Actually, that frightens me a bit–the idea that you’re sitting there–God knows where–exploring my website. Who are you? How did you find me? I’ll probably never know. It’s a little unsettling when you think about it, isn’t it?

But back to the congratulations! If you’re still with me at this point, you must actually have some interest in what I’m writing, so I suppose it’s my responsibility to write something of interest. In the coming days or weeks (or months; I’d rather not put myself on a timeline here 😛 ), I’ll be adding more to this site. I’ll also be trying to learn how to use WordPress, because my goodness you all should see me floundering around right now.

First on the list of things to add is a page with some information about my current works-in-progress. Second on the list may be some short poems and things I’ll be posting, largely for lack of anywhere else to put them.