Vacation? Never Heard Of It…

So every once in a while someone inevitably asks me something about vacation. Either they ask when the last time I took a vacation was, or we're talking about theirs and I comment that I'm jealous, or something. But somewhere along the line, it turns into a question of why I don't take vacations. And … Continue reading Vacation? Never Heard Of It…

*crickets*

Hey there, everyone. Remember me? I used to write things and then I vanished off the face of the Earth. Yeah, me. Hi! I don't really have a good answer for why I've been gone, other than I left real life get in the way and never managed to make time for the blog again. … Continue reading *crickets*

I Write Books to Conquer This World

So as a general rule, I've always considered that quality is worth more than quantity in the writing world. If you have a hundred books out but all of them tell the exact same story and are garbage, then I don't care that you might have fifty best-sellers. But take authors like Harper Lee, who … Continue reading I Write Books to Conquer This World

You Missed It, The Point Was About Three Miles Back

So if you've been here for any stretch of time, you'll know that I have a very strong connection to and love of the National Novel Writing Month. (NaNoWriMo, for short.) While I love NaNo and think it's a wonderful tool for writers, I know that it's not necessarily for everyone. Some people don't work … Continue reading You Missed It, The Point Was About Three Miles Back

Lessons in What Not to Say

As an indie author, I'm finding myself relying back on some of the earliest pleas I had as a writer: "Please leave a review if you liked the story!" This shows up constantly in fanfiction, because much like in traditional fiction, reviews can make or break an author. Archive of Our Own, a more recent … Continue reading Lessons in What Not to Say

The Trouble With Submissions

So I know I've touched on submissions before, and how one gets ideas for them. It's easy to surf around and say "oh hey, here are nine thousand places looking for stories that sound interesting; LET'S GO!" but it's less easy to actually write them. Now here's my usual problem. Length. I'm sure some of … Continue reading The Trouble With Submissions