So, we writers complain a lot that writing is hard. And it is. It can be really, really hard. It can be so hard we think about quitting. Maybe more than sometimes. Our dearest companions sometimes may suggest to us that we do something other than writing, temporarily or permanently because of our...Read more of this blog post »
It probably doesn’t surprise you to hear that after a book is published, I never want to read it again. I’ve wrestled with writing it and rewriting it so many times, I’m sick of it.
I recently got the rights back to Just One Wish, and knew there were some mistakes to fix. (I had my character leave...Read more of this blog post »
I’m packing for Comic-Con, finalizing my set for w00tstock, getting all kinds of excited for Syfy’s Sharknado 2 party on Friday night, and locking down my character choices for the Welcome to Night Vale / Thrilling Adventure Hour crossover show on Saturday night.
I fold some jeans and put them int...Read more of this blog post »
There’s not much sadder than a reader pinning away, knowing that cool stuff is happening and not being able to be a part of it. And it doesn’t help that they keep tweeting about it, either! (pout)
So to help ease the pain of missing out on the swag and freebies, I’ve got a special discount on most...Read more of this blog post »
Panel description: Portal Fantasy: Threat or Menace?
Everybody knows about portal fantasy, where characters from the "real world" cross into a separate fantasy world. It is a classic trope that still... Read more of this blog post »
It's the seventh time and I'm just as happy about it as the first time. Oh, a bit more casual, perhaps, knowing now what I know, but here I am, with boxes of stuff to drag with me this weekend. There are the decorations--large wooden candle sticks to hold my (electric) candles, cups, plates, napk...Read more of this blog post »
However, my publisher is planning on attending. If you are excited about Prudence I highly suggest you swing by the Orbit bo... Read more of this blog post »
Anne Brooke Books
Gay Reads UK
The Gathandrian Fa... Read more of this blog post »
And that's it. Meh.
I blame this relative lethargy on the fact that it hit 89 degrees and 70% humidity Out There, and even with... Read more of this blog post »
No one can relate to Enna's actual position at the beginning of this chapter, but I believe we've experienced times when there seemed to be no options. When we were trapped by the choices we'd made and the circumstances we were in. Inside those moments, all can seem impossible. As I hope it seems...Read more of this blog post »
Arguably, the craziest people on the internet, unless there's some unknown not-crazy thing about knitting toilet paper.
(Thanks to Cindy K., who claims to recognize "when to stop" and then offers to knit one of these for The Blog)Read more of this blog post »
All right, I keep returning to this recurring theme, but it needs to be hammered... it's aboutthe War on Science… andagainst all smartypants professions.
Forty-three years ago, when Richard Nixon was president, almost forty percent of scientists and twenty-si... Read more of this blog post »
Several of you asked about UK edition of Magic Breaks. There is no print version. You have to order US edition from Book depository or Amazon. The ebook version will be uploaded 24-48 hours after US release.Read more of this blog post »
If you’re in the Houston area, come see me, Beatriz Williams and Susan Elia MacNeal at Murder by the Book tomorrow (Thursday) night at 6:30.
After Houston, I’ll be heading on to San Antonio where you can find me at the Twig Book Shop at 1:00 on Sunday.
The details are:
When: Thursday, J...Read more of this blog post »
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I started using the Headspace app over two weeks ago. So far it’s good–there’s an issue with it not clocking my “run streaks” effectively, but considering that I’m not doing this for app achievements it’s probably okay.
I began seriously pursuing meditation during my treatment for anxiety, and ne...Read more of this blog post »
Gabe Martin’s life plan goes something like this: get into the NHL; win the Stanley C... Read more of this blog post »
This rock formation is found here in the Black Hills on the popular Needles Highway. Look closely. Yeah, maybe I just have a dirty mind, but I’m thinking this should formation should be rdnamed Cock Rock or perhaps….Needle Dick
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On Friday, WisCon posted a statement that read in part:
The WisCon committee has completed our harassment review process with regard to Jim Frenkel, who engaged in two reported violations of WisCon’s general and harassment policies at WisCon 37, in 2013 … WisCon will (provisionally) not allow Jim...Read more of this blog post »
(Now that I sent out critiques, I’m receiving responses to the First Five Pages Project. No suicides, so that’s good. A few of the writers mentioned having read and appreciated the writing advice essays I’ve posted on this blog and are presently ensconced in the bar on the right. I had no idea m... Read more of this blog post »
I have no excuse for the tardy posting of the winners of my two giveaways other than I’ve been busy writing. More books. And… um… you guys are okay with that, right?
Okay! I’ll assume the answer is “yes!” and get right to it.
The Random Number Generator has spoken and the results are in!
The first c...Read more of this blog post »
Shattered glass inflicted into rotten wood
Windows dangling, desperately holding onto the panes
Blankets of dust
Dissolved by raindrops filtering through the cracked roof
Its dweller sitting on the damp floor
There is more
Says... Read more of this blog post »
Read to: I don't know, maybe 400 people?
Sold: didn't keep track. Decent number of books. Would have sold more if there had actually BEEN books at Readercon or in Toronto. But it's a long game...
Met: At least thirty people I did not previously know (a... Read more of this blog post »
Stuart Keane fell in love with the written word at aged 7, when he discovered his first... Read more of this blog post »
Romans 8 says,... Read more of this blog post »
Preview pages from V-Wars #3 (IDW). Written by Jonathan Maberry, with art by me and colors by Jay Fotos.Read more of this blog post »
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