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
One of my most dreaded questions whenever someone finds out that I'm a reader is "so what's your favorite book?" or its brother question, "so who's your favorite author?" I have absolutely no idea how to answer this question, because for most of my life, I've never had an answer. I have someone I could … Continue reading Let’s Talk Favorites
Any time I get a chance to speak to a published author, whether they be traditionally published or not, I always have a tendency to ask the same question. I ask because I still haven't really gotten a good answer, and it's an important one to me. Particularly since it's likely that I'm going to … Continue reading Read My Book, Please
Oh, I got going about this the other day. This got me going so much that I'm going to move blog posts around so that I can have this come out closer to what time it actually is. Oh boy. Here we go. So it's no secret, if you look back through the archives here … Continue reading Money vs. Dreams
So I took a bit of a gamble the other day. Usually I have a schedule of books that I'll read in order, to make sure that I get reviews enough for the weeks ahead. Since I'm generally a quick reader, I don't often have trouble with this. But there comes a moment when you … Continue reading When Reviews Go Bad
(Don't mind me and my geeky Broadway beginning. I can't help myself.) Maybe it's how long I watched anime and the like, maybe it's my own connection to theatre and voice acting...maybe it's just me. But I run into a problem with I'm writing, particularly when I start creating new characters. I start hearing voices. … Continue reading I Hear You, Johanna…
As a writer, Valentine's Day can be great fun. I have so many interesting characters who can do all manner of fun and interesting things for the holiday--or, in the case of Karantiri, I can make up an equivalent holiday that they can then celebrate. (Or more than one--one for the humans and one for … Continue reading Valentine’s Day (Because Why Not)