I Think I Made a Mistake

What was I thinking? I mean, running a Kickstarter for a book series that no one outside my editor and beta readers have ever heard of? Even though it’s gotten great reviews and has caused a few emotional outbursts? Some people have been very nice to me. They’ve told me they like my books. They’veContinue reading “I Think I Made a Mistake”

Why Kickstarter?

Writers don’t need to make money with their writing. However, they have to make money somewhere. Maybe they sell their organs. Maybe they sell their tears. Maybe they sell the hours of their lives to vampiric organ-playing dandelions. Everyone has different ways to make money, is what I’m saying. Maybe you write because it’s aContinue reading “Why Kickstarter?”

Madelyn of the Sky

A daring blade, cocky smile, and… floating rocks?! Madelyn of the Sky rescues anyone who doesn’t have a home. She whisks them away to her floating Island in the sky. But not everyone’s happy with the hero. Angry mobs, princes, and dragons hunt her. Grandma’s been kidnapped. Madelyn doesn’t even know why she’s able toContinue reading “Madelyn of the Sky”

It’s Not Done Yet

It took eight days. Eighteen hours, fifteen minutes of writing time. It’s just over 42,000 words long. But the rough draft is done. The rough draft of what? Well, we can get to that in about a year, maybe. But this is the important part: the act of raw creation is complete. Now comes theContinue reading “It’s Not Done Yet”

Less Waiting. More Reading.

I can’t write fast enough. First off, there are way too many good ideas for stories floating out there. I keep bumping into them. They ask, “Good sir, would you please commit me to paper so I may not fade into the formless aether?” And I must answer, “Alas, promising jumble of concepts and characters,Continue reading “Less Waiting. More Reading.”