I haven’t been blogging the A to Z Challenge these past few days because they were blocking me from getting the necessary things done—namely writing my novel, editing Kate‘s novels, and preparing books for publishing (and other life obligations). I’ve been blogging for well over a decade, and love it. I’m not stopping blogging altogether. … Continue reading P is for Priorities
Thinking about this.
A couple of days ago, Chuck Wendig posted a long expletive-rich rant about the proliferation of low-quality books—which he blames on self-publishing’s lack of gatekeepers—and how that makes it harder for everyone because the signal (quality books) is being buried in the noise (poorly written/edited/packaged books). And despite the high-handed tone so many writers adopt … Continue reading The noise and discovery problem
I thought I’d document what non-blog writing projects I have been working on sporadically this past year, where they stand now, and where they might be going. Please forgive me, my one and only reader, for using acronyms—they reference working titles only, for my own use. The final titles, which for me always come last, … Continue reading Writing and editing status: 1 January 2014
Originally posted on Toot Sweet Ink:
In this novelette, set in 12th-century Japan, a young woman samurai encounters torment and betrayal when seeking a night’s refuge at a remote inn that people say is haunted. We uploaded the Kindle file yesterday at about 3pm MST, and saw that it was live in a couple of…