Janine by Bowie

Janine is a fairly common name. Were there any songs with "Janine" in the lyrics? I wondered. HELLS YEAH. David Bowie lyrics! This has been your 5-minute distraction moment.

A draft, a draft!

I have, technically, finished my first draft. It runs all the way from the beginning to the end, minus some missing scenes. The story still known as Statutory State (because I have yet to come up with something better) stands at about 72k. That leaves pl ...

A story without conflict…

...well, that's just not a story. Conflict is essential to story. Without it, there's nothing to tell. It's just, "Two ducks existed. They lived in harmony. The end." Yesterday I got a beta reader request that began with, "It is a romance story that has ...