Villains and Virtues

A Week of Fantasy Indies Posts for January

I'm doing #FantasyIndiesJanuary alongside my edits for Eclipse of the Crown. My newsletter came out this week, so check that out first for some freebies, then pop back over here for snippets and a look inside the writing process. Day One: Introduction You've probably seen this before, but it's the mood board for Eclipse of… Continue reading A Week of Fantasy Indies Posts for January

Me

Everything’s Gonna Be Good Now, Right?

New year, new expectations. Everything's back to zero: page reads, orders, attempts at doing a new thing. January 1st is so full of opportunity, it's practically debilitating. But it's just another day. And just another year. You can start anytime you want, this is all arbitrary, but I am doing a little reset for myself.… Continue reading Everything’s Gonna Be Good Now, Right?

Me, Self Publishing

State of the AKC 2022

No, not the American Kennel Club. Me. If Sanderson can do this, so can I. (Well, okay, that is a gross overstatement, I just mean I can attempt anything he does because why not?) First, A Retrospective What did I even do in 2022? Well, I actually had to go and look, and it turns… Continue reading State of the AKC 2022

1linewed

#1LineWed – Theme: Scent of Musk

Probably the closest I'll get to getting kicked off Twitter? It's a shame because I've used the platform since 2009 on and off, and I've curated my feed to the best of my abilities to follow people who write and read, so my timeline is often filled with amazing book recommendations and people who share… Continue reading #1LineWed – Theme: Scent of Musk

Vacancy

Vacancy – Arrow Cringe Memes

I think that's what these are called anyway. I don't think they're "cringey," and even if they are, oh well, they're cute and fun too, and they tell you the most important things about a book! (Well, maybe not the most important, but close.) Vacancy, as a series, has been complete for a while, and… Continue reading Vacancy – Arrow Cringe Memes

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#1LineWed – Theme: The

A very long line from the first chapter to bog the reader down right away. It's been a rough couple days, so I'm mostly going through the motions right now, but I think I'll be able to stay on track long term. That might mean I'm not around much, but I'll try. Hug your pets… Continue reading #1LineWed – Theme: The

Blogoween, Halloween, Self Publishing

If My Books Were Halloween Candy

I made a couple TikToks about this, but if that isn't your jam, here's a whole blog post about it (with links!) If my books were Halloween candy, what would they be? This feels like it could be a meme, maybe it is? I don't know, but it came to me in the shower either… Continue reading If My Books Were Halloween Candy

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#1LineWed – Theme: Universe

They say write what you know, which I respect, but I am totally winging it with dads and demons, I have to admit. I don't have the word "universe" anywhere in the Villains & Virtues books at all as of this stage in editing which is kinda funny, but I think with multiple planes, the… Continue reading #1LineWed – Theme: Universe

Me

Maybe I’m Awful

Maybe I'm delusional, maybe I suck, maybe I should stop. These are the thoughts. They're the worst thoughts. They feel heavy and burdensome and intense. Some days they're very quiet though, and I like those days. Other days they're like that gas-powered leaf blower that your neighbor just bought and loves more than his wife… Continue reading Maybe I’m Awful

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#1LineWed – Theme: As It

Not drunk, just excitable. Oops, forgot to post yesterday! Summoned to the Wilds is coming along nicely. The edits are going slower than I'd like, but I've added a lot of words. I know not everyone likes long books, and mine are almost the equivalent to two average romance novels squashed together at 120k+ words,… Continue reading #1LineWed – Theme: As It