Category: Process

Confessions, Chapter 34 V2

I’m closing in on finishing the second draft of Confessions of a Hallway Hustler. My goal is to publish it this month. Here’s a current version of the to-do/punch list: To-dos V1 1. create outline2. dictate story3. transcribe dictations4. expand scenes5. revision — 2nd draft6. revision — 3rd draft (including punch list)7. copyediting8. design cover9. […]

Revised Outline for Part 1 of Kingdom of Fief

I realized while drafting Part 1 of Kingdom of Fief, a medieval comedy-fantasy I’ve been working on for the past few months, that the protagonist’s desire line isn’t strong enough to propel the story forward. So this week, I revised it. I wanted to make her immediate goal more clear and to cut the timeline […]

Hairy Squatter Cover

I just got back the final version of the ebook cover I commissioned for my upcoming Harry Potter parody. It’s called Hairy Squatter and the Scientist’s Groan. Here’s the premise: Hairy Squatter is a bookish twelve-year-old orphan whose great ambition in life is to become a world-renowned cultural critic. While happily working his way through […]

Confessions of a Hallway Hustler Outline V1

Confessions of a Hallway Hustler is a retelling of Brian De Palma’s Scarface (1983) in the style of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The protagonist Tony Montana is a 12-year-old lovable scoundrel who gets kicked out of his elite boarding school in the imaginary European country of Luxland for breaking one too many rules. In […]