• Publishing,  Writing

    Skip To My Luu

    by Quick post to remind everyone that I’m pushing ahead on the indie publishing thing. Skip to My Luu, my first independently published novel, is now: Available as an ebook on various Amazons including com and ca, Getting processed to be a trade paperback (which I’ll link as soon as I see the notification that it’s done), Starts serializing on Wattpad tomorrow if you want a taste (although I think I set a decent free preview percentage on Amazon). The cheesy “cover” copy: “Just finishing their final year at Tranquility University a group of friends decides they’d rather pool their resources and talents to go asteroid prospecting instead of looking…

  • NaNoWriMo,  WIP,  Writing

    What I’m Writing: Scattered On the Wind

    by A quick snapshot of works in progress. Novel: The Godhead, Book 2 Short: “Hitching Home, A Ghost Story” Year of Trek: “Scotty’s Enterprise” Editing: “Babysitting the Taran-Saurus” Plotting: Scattered on the Wind Too much? Well, it’s not technically everything I have in progress at the moment, but these are the main things and I am trying to limit myself a bit. I’ll draw your attention to Scattered on the Wind today. I have, for reasons I don’t understand, decided to attempt NaNoWriMo this year. It’s been a while, and I feel like I need the boost that will come from writing a 50,000 word story in a month. Except…

  • Fiction,  Writing

    The Shape of My Writing to Come

    by I’ve found myself thinking lately, trying to decide whether or not to revise my writing intentions, not just for the remainder of the year, but overhauling the three-year plan altogether. At this moment, I’m not exactly sure how far I am into the second book of the God must. Something in excess of 30,000 words, certainly. But I have a lot of audio still to process and turn into text. It’s entirely possible the actual total might be as much as 40,000, though that seems a little bit much. 35,000 is more likely, I think. I’m must still be enjoying the story. Because at 35-40,000 words added to the…

  • Life,  Writing

    Time to Get Serious

    by If you want to be a writer, you frequently see the advice that you need to build a huge platform, somewhere for people to come and find you, somewhere to interact with your potential fans, many somewheres all connected and tied together. A dominating social media presence, apparently, is critical. Look at <insert big name independent author here>. They built an awesome platform and sold a gazillion copies of their book. This does happen. But I think, if you do a little research, you’ll find it doesn’t happen all that often. The other path, the one that I think a much larger number of people are finding success on,…

  • Life,  Writing

    My Destiny Awaits

    by So as I look back through my writing log, I find that there’s been about exactly 275 words of new fiction since I finished a flash piece on May 29th. Oh, I’ve written. Blog posts in the main, at least recently. Book reviews, scripting and show notes for Days of Geek. But not fiction. The summer was weird, though it did have a fair bit of editing involved, most of it on a single project that’s now only a handful of days from being finished the third draft. I’ve got lots of other things to edit, too, but I suddenly, finally, desperately need to work on something new. So…

  • Writing

    The Next Novel

    by On New Year’s Day 2010, I started a mystery-fantasy story set in a city vaguely inspired by my impression of Renaissance Paris. Coded Project Stoneweaver, It was a discovery writing project, and I had an idea of what might be going on, oh, two or three chapters ahead of where I was writing, at least until I didn’t. I dragged the dead end in my plot out about another two thousand words, then stared at the story for a couple of weeks before putting it away in favour of some short fiction. I picked Stoneweaver up again near the end of April this year, a little more than two…