As I mentioned in my last post, NaNoWriMo was really good for me this year, in no small part because I was writing steadily each day. I've never felt so calm and focused while undertaking a NaNoWriMo challenge (I did have one especially great year in Camp NaNoWriMo, but that was April and this was … Continue reading Reflections on a Busy Writing Year
Hello, friends and fellow writers! If you know what NaNoWriMo stands for, odds are you might be participating. And in case you don't know, it's short for National Novel Writing Month, a special time during which most people save up for post-Thanksgiving sales, stock their fridges with ingredients for favorite holiday dishes, and prepare themselves … Continue reading NaNoWriMo is here…and I’m actually writing?
I have a new story coming out this week! Well, it's sort of a new story... "Bits," a flash fiction from the third section of ELECTRIC TREES, found a new home in the fabulously vibrant horror anthology The Needle Drops...Volume One, coming October 13 from Urhi Publishing. It has been a delight to work with … Continue reading A Horror Story and an Interview
The first thing you should know about ELECTRIC TREES is that there are no trees in it. Okay, that may be an exaggeration. There are probably some trees around somewhere; I mean, there are settings with trees in them. But the trees that the title refers to aren't really trees. Confused yet? Let me back … Continue reading About ELECTRIC TREES
While my publishing service figures out their technical difficulties, I'm releasing the first story in ELECTRIC TREES! I hope that you enjoy it, and I can't wait until the book is finally ready to be released so you can read more of the tales contained within. Downloadable PDF: fins-by-melissa-bobeDownload Full text: Fins It started in … Continue reading A First Look at ELECTRIC TREES
It's been a whirlwind of a year so far, and I can't believe we're halfway through March already! As of yesterday, it's official: my short story collection ELECTRIC TREES is one month from coming into the world! This book is made up of my misfit narrative children that couldn't quite seem to find a home … Continue reading New Book, Newsletter, Interview, and More!
2020 was different. It was a notable year for many obvious reasons I don't need to get into here. What I will talk about is how the year impacted me as a writer, and what habits and plans I have in place for 2021 as a result. In 2020, I published my first novella and … Continue reading Reflections, Resolutions, and News for the New Year
Happy November, everyone! It has been a whirlwind for me since the release of NASCENT WITCH, which I can't quite believe has been in the world for over 3 weeks already. I've had some lovely shout-outs from friends and readers in that time: And a very exciting mention from Den of Geek (I might … Continue reading NASCENT WITCH, NaNoWriMo, New Project, and More!
Witchtember is coming to a close! I've had a wonderful time promoting NASCENT WITCH by diving into all things witchy. As we creep ever closer to release day, I've decided to share the first chapter of the novel so you can have a taste of what this book is all about. Without further ado, I … Continue reading Chapter One of NASCENT WITCH
For this week's reading, I'm using the Tarot of Pagan Cats, an adorable little deck created by Lo Scarabeo. With four floofy felines roaming my home, I just had to include this deck in my Witchtember divination! As you can see, I've set out a piece of lapis lazuli to channel clarity into today's reading. … Continue reading Tea & Tarot: Witchtember Reading Number Four