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August Niehaus

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In another lifetime, August was a punk kid running a writing-themed e-zine in 2002 and participating in online survivor writing contests; these days, she’s a punk pseudo-adult with an office job and a studio of her own. Her husband, friends, and job keep her tied to the misty Pacific Northwest of the U.S., and her insatiable love of stringing words together keeps her writing a little bit of everything, every day.

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August Niehaus I roll my eyes at it. Then I start making a list of things I like to write about, like dragons and battling spaceships and deserts. Eventually I reali…moreI roll my eyes at it. Then I start making a list of things I like to write about, like dragons and battling spaceships and deserts. Eventually I realize there's a lot I could be writing *instead* of whatever's blocking me, and I either hit backspace until I'm back to the good stuff, or I work on something else for a while.(less)
August Niehaus Yes, I am an author! I'm self-published. That was a very conscious decision I made, knowing full well the stigma that might come with it. I followed t…moreYes, I am an author! I'm self-published. That was a very conscious decision I made, knowing full well the stigma that might come with it. I followed the industry since about 2003, when ebooks were really becoming a thing, and paid attention to what I would be gaining and losing if I did decide to eschew the agent process and go through with putting my own book out on the market.

So far, it's been very unglamorous. I've sold less than 100 books and no one knows who I am. Ah well! As someone with no real delusion of being a *famous* author, the difference in royalties over my lifetime for being a mid-tier author is worth it for me to be unknown when I only have one book on the market.

As for editors, this is something else I have control over by self-publishing. I have worked with three editors over the course of three books - I paid each of them for their services, and they gave me varying levels of help in whipping my book into shape. One editor gave me 25 typed pages of notes on my plot, characters, and line-by-line grammar; another simply went through and made sure all my typos were in order. They all had a lot of suggestions, some of which were great, and some of which I chose not to take.(less)
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symbols, cymbals

Last night, the world rang in the year 2021 together.
I don’t believe I’ve heard such noise of celebration
since the turn of the century, since the infamous Y2K,
when a different arbitrary marker of time’s passing
was cause for such wild, fearful abandon.





On our farm on the grid of rural gravel lanes,
we stood stock still until the motion-sensor light
flicked off, leaving us with the faint flashes of fir

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