I Don’t Care About Commas

My editor/wife yelled at me. A lot. She yelled mostly about commas. “Should this comma be here? It feels right, but is it right? The Chicago Manual of Style doesn’t help!” And then she tore my arm off my body and beat with it, using the flying splashes of blood to form a summoning circleContinue reading “I Don’t Care About Commas”

Zero to Full-Time Writer in 17 Days

…or maybe a few more days. “Sorry. I can’t come to work today. I need to write.” Yeah, um, that doesn’t work. Well, I suppose it could work, as long as I didn’t need little things like food or a heater in the winter. Also as long as my family didn’t need those things, either.Continue reading “Zero to Full-Time Writer in 17 Days”

Glamorous Work

Sometimes the life of an author is glamorous. People trying to get selfies with you. Demanding autographs. Movie studios calling with multi-million dollar deals. All of which I’ve experienced day-in and day-out for years now. Some of that might be exaggeration. Ah, but not everything is always so glamorous. Thursday morning my wife and IContinue reading “Glamorous Work”

It Takes More than Writing to be a Good Author

I’d like to just write. Ideally, I’d type up masterpiece after masterpiece, and once each was done, I’d send them off to a magical publisher who’d pay me a slightly-better-than living wage. This fantastical publisher would never bother me for blog tours or interviews. I wouldn’t need to worry about marketing of any kind. I’dContinue reading “It Takes More than Writing to be a Good Author”