Announcement

It’s old news at this point, but on June 21st, the emerging literary website Visitant. However, I failed to post it on my author blog, so here it is: The official announcement!

Visitant will be publishing my novel, “A Coven in Essex County”, in serialized monthly installments. You can read the first one here: https://visitantlit.com/2016/06/21/a-coven-in-essex-county-part-1/

I completed this novel last year, and the bulk was written while I was working in a museum in the Rocky Mountains. It’s set in the fictional town of Innsmouth, Massachusetts invented by H.P. Lovecraft. The story’s intro has a pretty good overview, so I won’t rehash that, but I am so excited to share these women’s stories.

As each installment is posted, I will also be sharing a little bit about the research that went into the book, or about the personal experiences that inspired each chapter/woman. Be assured that I have been all of these women, as cheesy as that sounds. The circumstances are often far outside my own (for instance, I have never been married, much less against my will), but their reactions to them, their personalities, often have much in common with myself.

Please, enjoy!

J.M.

The Best Writing Advice I Have Ever Received

It’s a new year, and a great time to start expanding writing goals. As I begin new projects and revisit old ones, I have been trying to take in a lot of new information and advice on improving my writing and publishing prospects. Even with all the new help I have been getting, I still return to two pieces of advice no matter what format I am experimenting with:Continue reading “The Best Writing Advice I Have Ever Received”

End of NaNoWriMo, Start of Something New

Congratulations to those that wrote during NaNoWriMo this year, and kudos to those that won!

This year, I did not beat NaNoWriMo. I did not finish last year, either. However, I did begin and get well into a new novel, which I am utterly smitten with. I feel successful, anyway.Continue reading “End of NaNoWriMo, Start of Something New”

NaNoWriMo 2014 (Obligatory 1st Post)

I’ve been sitting on an author website for some time. Since backing out of reviewing and commenting on elements of nerd culture for years, now, it’s been a somewhat daunting task to return to having an online presence. My most recent foray into blogging, the experimental Resetting the Record, is still pseudo-active, but various factors in my offline life have made regular blogging near impossible. It has been immeasurably comforting to find that whenever I return to go forward with a new project, there is still an audience and friends on the internet receptive to my point of view.Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 (Obligatory 1st Post)”