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I don’t have a cover. I don’t have an official title, though I’m willing to mud wrestle my publisher to keep this one. I don’t even have a publication date.
But what I do have is a completed manuscript for Holly and Nick’s story. I sent it to my publisher on Sunday night and... Read more of this blog post »
What We Give Power To, What We Remember: Rejections Versus Achievements
First of all, thank you to Every Day Poems for featuring a poem, “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter [villainess]” from The Robot Scientist’s Daughter on its site.
So, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been keeping my rejection slip...Read more of this blog post »
I was in most of the scenes we shot yesterday, including a scene where I talked for almost three pages.
Three. Pages. Of. Dialog.
It was a lot, and we were filming right next to an airport so there were constant interruptions from airplanes, so I messed up more than I would have liked … but the cas...Read more of this blog post »
Voting ends noon, EST, but cats for next week’s vote are already coming in, and they are beautiful! [enter your cat] I’ll post on FB today as soon as I know who the ultimate cat of last week is. It’s very close between Ophelia and Winston right now, but there are a few more hours to go. [To see t...Read more of this blog post »
In which John and Hank discuss Hank's many wishes for his birthday from high in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Topics discussed include a forthcoming podcast (maybe?), an Olympics-style competition between vlogbrothers, the date of John's birth, and the greatest football club in the worl...Read more of this blog post »
I started out in college as a fine arts major. Even though I ultimately ended up being a writer, I still see the world in pictures.
When I’m building a new story, images allow me to physically see the characters and the places the way I visualize them in my mind. Inspiration boards are also a grea...Read more of this blog post »
In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, Build an Entire World? Are You Crazy?, we address those of you who who start writing the story before you finish building your world. Letting the story drive the worldbuilding can often be more efficient.
Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts f...Read more of this blog post »
Here is the promised accountability post for the first completed Patreon month in support of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.
By April 30 end-of-day, 203 kind people had pledged a total of $1,493
Six people pledged in May, and were not billed for April by Patreon, nor should they have been. The system...Read more of this blog post »
The narrator, Justine O'Keef, has a lovely voice.
Swing by and join them! :-)
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Yesterday I was working on a novel that is due to my editor by the end of next month. I was pleased with myself because it was one of those epiphany moments for my heroine and the storyline was suddenly gelling in my head. I wrote over 2,000 words in about 90 minutes, which is unusual for me thes...Read more of this blog post »
Reading TRACKED by Jenny Martin may have been my favorite part of 2015 so far.
Really? Yes, really. Here are the reasons why:
1) I’ve had a pretty tame year so far.
2) It was an incredible relief to read Jenny’s book and, you know, like it. Not only like it, but think it’s amazing. Jenny and I are f...Read more of this blog post »
I've got 3 FREE eBook copies of The Shadow Reigns by K.S. Marsden to give away. This is Book 2 of the series because The Shadow Rises is free right now.
In other words, get them both!
Review and giveaway details here: Atomic Aardvark | The Shadow Rises Read more of this blog post »
Environmentalists have specific interests. They are interests that not everyone will appreciate. I am not a particularly serious environmentalist, yet I had a bit of a rep with my older son's first grade teacher because I wouldn't send disposable items into school. Little Wi... Read more of this blog post »
I did what I said I'd never do! I put Consequences on FREE for a temporary amount of time!
If you haven't met Tony and Claire...now is your chance!
Not only is Consequences FREE, I reduced TRUTH, book #2, from $4.99 to $2.99. So...this is your chance t... Read more of this blog post »
This is Shea's POV and it is a mUST that Bite & Release be read prior to this book.
Please add it to your TBR
Thanks~ Read more of this blog post »
Please vote!! Voting ends May 10th :)
http://indtale.com/2015-rone-awards-w... Read more of this blog post »
In 2014 it became a finalist in the UK National Blogging Awards...
Now it's time (... Read more of this blog post »
So! The only thing to do is come up with a plan to gently shove Radium Girls over to allllll the “Currently Reading” shelves. Summer is coming. There’s no reason my glowing green baby shouldn’t be on your tablet or in your tote ba... Read more of this blog post »
This is different than just an author or someone who writes books for a living. It seems to me (and I may be waaaay off base with this) that many authors out there - way more successful than me mind you - crank out narrative after narrative with no real personal connect... Read more of this blog post »
Queen's Gambit was a particular... Read more of this blog post »
me (bundled up in bed): i don’t think i can go out tonight after all. i’m sick, cough cough.
him (eyes narrowed): you’re not sick. you’re hiding a book under that comforter.
me: WHAT WHY I NEVER THIS IS AN OUTRAGE
him: *pulls back covers* *reveals 3 different books opened to different pages* I KNEW...Read more of this blog post »
Great work requires both time and space, but you also need both attention and intention to deliver quality results.
But attention without intention is powerless. Why? Because unless you know why you’re dedicating energy, focus, and time to something it won’t get your full effort. The reason beh...Read more of this blog post »
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Max Warwick endeavors to finish the sci-fi novel he’s been waiting his whole life to write, but finds discouragement around every turn. Amelia Royce, a young starship officer on a deep-space assignment, finds herself in the middle of a crisis, with the fa...
Yes, I’m working on something new, and I’m so bloody excited about it! Let me introduce you to my new man…
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Isolated by the dark secrets he carries, Grant Wilkinson, the damaged and decorated war hero, has always seen himself as a monster. He’s finally getting his life on track by embracing the help he needs from Renata Koreman, the equally damaged little mouse.
André Chevalier saw Grant and Renata’s...Read more of this blog post »
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