Why Don’t You Self-Publish?

At work, I’m known as “the guy that’s written two books.” People are constantly asking me how my writing’s going. It feels good. Actually, it feels great to know that my co-workers care about my efforts outside the Day Job. It’s rewarding to know that they think it’s really cool that I’ve managed to crank out ...

I’m the RP Nerd Over at The Functional Nerds!

Just a quick note to point everyone to my first posting as the role playing nerd (RP Nerd) over at The Functional Nerds. This is a regular column I’ll be doing once a month for the fine folks (Patrick and John) over at The Functional Nerds. I hope you find the posts entertaining, enlightening and ...

Podcasts I Listen To

I have a huge commute (75 miles one-way) to get to work. Of course, I have the same return trip each day to get back home. This means I listen to quite a few podcasts. Here’s my current list, in alphabetical order: Adventures on Sci Fi Publishing Clarkesworld Magazine Escape Pod Hide and Create I ...

Monday Muse: 2013-02-18

From time to time, my muse rears her head and talks to me. I’ve managed to capture some of these conversations and am sharing them with you. I will warn you that my muse is a potty-mouth. I have no control over what she tells me. Sorry. Muse: Congrats on finishing those edits. Me: Thanks. ...

Warmistress — First Round of Edits Finished

I just finished the first round of edits on Warmistress. Does this mean the novel is done? Not by a long shot! I’m going to take a week or two break from the novel to clear my head. Then I’ll print the entire thing, three-hole punch it, and throw it into a binder with a ...

Wednesday Writing Journal: 2013-02-13

Sorry to sound like a broken record, but I’m still editing Warmistress. I’ve made a few passes over chapters 11-13, but I’m not quite done with them. I did take a side character that the protagonist meets and made her quite a bit more bat-shit crazy. I either needed to make the side character compassionate ...

Wednesday Writing Journal: 2013-02-06

Edits are continuing along nicely. I’m done with chapters nine and ten, and a decent amount through chapter eleven. I have some serious notes about going back to revise the end of chapter nine, but I want to wait until I’m all done with revisions of the book before going back for major surgery on ...

Monday Muse: 2013-02-04

From time to time, my muse rears her head and talks to me. I’ve managed to capture some of these conversations and am sharing them with you. I will warn you that my muse is a potty-mouth. I have no control over what she tells me. Sorry. Muse: I told you if you didn’t get ...