Prepping for Writing Disasters

Disaster struck him again and again. I just finished watching a presentation given by Kevin J. Anderson. He’s a huge author. If you’re into speculative fiction, you’ve likely at least run across some of his books. He did scads of Star Wars, Dune, various comics, and original novels. In fact, he’s written well over 100Continue reading “Prepping for Writing Disasters”

Publish? Perish?

The Keeper of Tales came out over three months ago now. I’m pretty proud of it. But something interesting has happened… sales have dropped off. It’s not getting all that much attention, as far as I can tell. Now that’s not uncommon in the least. Most books make their best sales within the first monthContinue reading “Publish? Perish?”

I Have a Problem

On December 1, 2021, my new novel Dragons of the Ashfall will be released from Dark Owl Publishing! Orphans never have easy lives, but they’re especially brutal in the ashfall. Londinium grinds children down to nothing in its factories. Patty Rinkin, a rare grindery girl with a last name, just wants to survive. Then dragonsContinue reading “I Have a Problem”

I’ve heard it all before.

Sometimes I feel this way when it comes to writing. I’ll sit down at the keyboard… and everything is just so derivative. Like, this is just Hamlet with lions. That’ll never sell. Oh, wait. That’s Lion King. See, so often writers can get hung up on originality. And it’s true; you don’t want to copyContinue reading “I’ve heard it all before.”

We don’t need those fifty pages!

We encamped that night at Garion Danwsbrook. And so began the saga that would become The Keeper of Tales. I mentioned a few weeks ago that what I first wrote evolved quite a bit through revisions. In fact, the first fifty pages are simply gone in what you’ll have the opportunity to read starting MarchContinue reading “We don’t need those fifty pages!”