thoughts

I’ve Got A New Idol

I'm embarrassed to say I have only just read my first book by Diana Wynne Jones. First of all, this: Diana Wynne Jones is a genius, a goddess, a fucking gift to this earth, none of us were worthy of her while she was here, and why her name hasn't been on a lot of… Continue reading I’ve Got A New Idol

Self Publishing, thoughts

Working For A…ttention?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcIK3akktLU I wish being a nerd in rock n roll would come back. Since February of 2020, across all of my currently released books, I've given away 2,348 copies through Amazon's free promotions, another 358 to users who have signed up for my mailing list, and another 47 ARCs. That's 2753 complete novels out in… Continue reading Working For A…ttention?

Writing

Dear Writer, No One Gets To Read Your First Draft

Normally I write to Dear Readers, but today I'd like to talk to the writers. Even though I self publish and technically make money off my writing (albeit paltry amounts especially after the Zon takes its cut), I'm not what a lot of people would consider a professional or a master or anything. I agree,… Continue reading Dear Writer, No One Gets To Read Your First Draft

Writing

Day 1 – Care About It

I sat down and did 10 sprints of 10 minutes each this morning broken up into two blocks by breaking my fast with a smoothie bowl, and I'm going to be totally honest with you, Dear Reader: they felt really fucking good. I'll get into the specifics of what I'm doing in a post later… Continue reading Day 1 – Care About It

Writing

An Excerpt

Since I'll very soon be able to focus on writing and editing a trilogy of fantasy quest stories I've been working on over the last *muffled number* years, I thought I'd share a little excerpt from the first book. The series is as yet unnamed which is probably a mistake on my part, but it… Continue reading An Excerpt