Stephanie Shaver

Sometimes Writer Always Extremely Online

About Me

Hello, my name is Steph. I’ve been writing and publishing since 1988 and I’ve been in the games industry since 1996. I wrote a little bit more on the About Me page. This is my sometimes-updated website. Enjoy.

Ritur Babbl

  • quickie

    We’re getting the basement fixed, which means I had to go through boxes of books that I realized I will never read again and add them to an ever-growing Goodwill pile. Mike snagged a couple s-f titles I had on hand, because he is that flavor of geek. I am keeping mostly things I consider… Continue reading

  • slight overkill

    I’m teaching myself Microsoft Project (because I’m nuts, that’s why), and I’m contemplating building a project plan for a novel. Of course, I’m an idiot if I think building a plan is a guarantee of finishing anything. It’s just another trap to fall into if you aren’t careful. Mainly, I want to do it to… Continue reading

  • brain pimple

    ::pokes brain:: ::ideas squirt out:: ….ewwwwww. Still working out ideas. I’m giving each story its time. Outlines starting in a week or so, due to hijinks with birthdays and V-Day and so on. Continue reading

  • what now?

    That’s what I always ask myself after every completed project. Okay. What now? I did a leisurely cruise through my old (1 year+) story starts and…I love three of them. Possibly even four. I can’t write three (four) novels at once, though, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last ten years, it’s… Continue reading

  • solitary creatures

    Him, from the bedroom: “It’s quiet out there.” Me, on the couch in the living room and typing: “Yup.” “What are you doing?” “I’m writing.” A pause. “Writing writing?” “Mmhm.” “Ohhhh.” There have been many serious discussions between me and The Guy about personal time, which both of us — being older adults, being solitary… Continue reading

  • the village idiot

    I caved into my inner geek and bought a laptop. The economic stimulus and story sale for the Valdemar anthology both helped in this decision. I’ve been writing, I just haven’t been blogging. All is well. Sleep now. Continue reading

  • the contents of my brain

    My brain is currently a rich toxic gumbo (thank you, Hurricane Katrina newscasters who permanently tattooed that coin-of-phrase on my skull) of ideas. On one hand I need to write the thing for the thing, on the other hand I need to start a new book, on the other I am contemplating creative stuff for… Continue reading

  • yeah, yeah, yeah

    Been a while. My latest writing venture was an article for a magazine (more once I know the actual issue and whether it’s accepted), and at some point I need to outline the next Lelia and Wil story, because I’m writing one. I’m still trying to figure out what I want to write. My three… Continue reading

  • what to write next

    Modern? Epic? Revise something? Revisit something? Outline? Research? Re-evaluate? I really don’t know. But, hey, it’s not like anyone is expecting anything from me at this time. This morning I did have a great idea for a lead-in line, that all-important “hook”. I freaking hate hooks, but I think this was is sufficiently quirky. Hopefully… Continue reading

  • a storm that smelled of pizza

    Yes, still here. No, not much writing done. None, really. The GDC came like a storm and I’ve been doing career research in my offtime. Which is to say: I’ve been playing WoW. Anyway, the WoW stuff has a purpose, and that purpose will probably end sometime in May, which is when I’ll get back… Continue reading