Today’s post is a dedication to all the people who helped me get to the point I’m at right now: On the brink of my first major publication. My first thought is, “Crap. I’m going to forget someone.” So I’ll just start way back at the beginning, and work my way up to the now.… Continue reading Day 32 – My Rising Stars
It seems ludicrous from way down here on the ground, looking up into the stratosphere and seeing my inspirations floating by on their puffy white clouds of publishing success. Kevin Hearne. Chuck Wendig. Jim Butcher. Neil Gaiman. Why would any of these authors want to read my book and give me a blurb? Up and… Continue reading Day 22 – Dear Role Model, You Wanna Read My Book?
As writers – as fiction authors – what are we doing, if not creating life on the page? Are we not narrating the journey of people who we connect with on our deepest and most intimate levels?
Today’s Author Blog Challenge requests that I divulge the inspiration for my novel. I have a few works-in-progress, but my flagship – The Adept Cycle – is the one I’ll discuss here. All I can say is, grab some popcorn and be prepared to laugh. You know… at me. Whatever. What you’re about to read… Continue reading Day 9 – Interpreting Inspiration
That’s right! Book two is clipping along nicely. I’m just over 11,000 words on the first draft. Also, stay tuned for the near-future cover reveal and subsequent publishing release of Rising! I’ll be self-publishing through RavenSong Digital Publishing. I’m planning local book signing events, including (but not limited to) the Arizona Renaissance Festival in February/March.… Continue reading I’m Doing a Thing!
I’ve received both informal and formal feedback from a handful of beta readers for Rising, and so far the general consensus is: They are loving it! Of course, there are little sticking points here and there. I have some definite edit spots that I want to go tackle. But I’m going to wait on a… Continue reading Rising – Beta Update
I can’t contain myself. I probably should. But I won’t. Yesterday, one of my beta readers for Rising sent me a text saying (somewhat paraphrased), “So, I received this book yesterday and started reading it, and I had to force myself to stop reading and go to sleep at midnight.” My first thought was, “Hm,… Continue reading Beta Process, Part 1