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
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
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
So yeah, you may notice this is going up late. Apologies, it's been...a time. Here's the state of the Rion: As you probably know (and if not, WELL LET ME TELL YOU) I released my debut novel on the 25th of April. I'm not an overnight sensation, but I wasn't really expecting to be. It's … Continue reading May Day, Mayday!
There was a period in my life where I'm not sure I thought this day was ever going to come. Granted, the day I'm referring to isn't until tomorrow, but still. I've been a writer in one form or another since I was in...what, first or second grade? I got "serious" about it when I … Continue reading The Revolution Begins
A while back, I was talking to some people...I think on Twitter, about mailing lists and how they differ from blogs. After all, if you subscribe to a blog, you can have (I believe it's an opt-in/out function) the blog posts mailed to you. That's kinda like a newsletter, right? I say things here, and … Continue reading Let Me Talk To You. …No, More. MORE!
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: PRE-ORDER LINKS ARE NOW LIVE!!!! This post has been a very...very...long time in coming. I'm writing it a bit in advance, and even now I find it hard to believe that I'm actually getting to a point where I can write this. It's not TECHNICALLY official right now, as of the time … Continue reading OH MY GOD WHAT DO I THINK I’M DOING