Writing

  • Conquering Stress and Getting Organized

    April 16, 2016

    I’ve been really struggling with managing stress recently. I’m not going to dwell on this too much here, but as I mentioned previously, I had an MRI last month. The news was not terrible, but it wasn’t good, either—the pituitary tumor I had removed in 2014 has recurred. It is benign, so that’s good news. But if it’s left alone, it can really screw up my endocrine system, my vision,…

  • Fourth World is available now! (Plus a free short story!)

    December 29, 2015

    Release day!!! *throws confetti* Fourth World, Book One of the Iamos Trilogy, is available now! And guess what – from now through January 5, the ebook is just $0.99! You can learn more about the book (and enter the giveaway for a free copy of the paperback) on Goodreads, or pick up a copy on Amazon or CreateSpace. Not an Amazon user? No worries! Fourth World will be available through…

  • 2015: What A Year!

    December 19, 2015

    It’s getting close to the end of the year, and with work finally done on Fourth World, I’m getting ready to start some new projects – but I’m also in that between-projects/hey-it’s-December mode where you look back and reflect. 2015 has been quite a year for me! My new year’s resolution this year was to really buckle down and make a go of this Author Thing, and I’m really happy to…

  • Why indie?

    December 14, 2015

    This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a long while. I’ve thought about it time and again in discussions with other authors, with friends and family, and with readers. It’s about why I decided to go indie for my first YA series, Fourth World—consciously, from the beginning, without even attempting to find an agent or work with a traditional Big Five publisher. Even with the explosion of indie…

  • FiYoCrapMo Year 2: Finishing more crap

    November 8, 2015

    Last year I posted about why I don’t usually participate in NaNoWriMo, simply because I can’t keep up with that sort of pace without completely burning out (and, since my health problems started, making myself so sick I can’t function for the rest of the month). What I did last year, though, was follow this advice and treat November as FiYoCrapMo—short for “Finish Your Crap Month.” In looking back at my…

  • Tips for editing an anthology

    June 2, 2015

    We’re a little under a month out from publication on Perchance to Dream! I’m excited for it to be released, but I’m also excited for it just to be done. This project has consumed so much of my time, and I will be really glad to be able to go back to working on my regular projects (poor Fourth World and its sequels have been quite neglected the past few…

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