This is something I’ve noticed lately in my time spent in various author places online. There is an almost pathological fear of long books. I see post after post from people worrying about their word count, that their book is “too long.” I see post after post of people saying “Keep your book short because all long books are unedited… Read more »
I know what you’re about to say. You can’t fail Nanowrimo, so long as you get some writing done! If that’s the criterion, I have failed this year, because I have written 0 words. Zero. Look: Nothing. No words on Anala, no words on From the Ashes; just a smattering of words on blogs and some rants on Facebook. And… Read more »
I just read this great piece by Daniel José Older called Writing Begins With Forgiveness: Why One of the Most Common Pieces of Writing Advice Is Wrong. There’s a paragraph I really want to share with you, so I’m going to quote it here: Here’s what stops more people from writing than anything else: shame. That creeping, nagging sense of… Read more »
So a few days ago I saw this image floating around Facebook: (VeryBestQuotes.com is an interesting site, though I wish they would provide sources for the quotes.) I find that I somewhat agree with this. Imagination is super important, yes, and possibly more important than knowledge. However. Imagination is like compost. You get out of it what you put into… Read more »
Working hard or hardly working? HA HA HA HA HA no seriously, I have a problem.
So while I’m recliner-bound for 2 months I’m planning on getting a lot of writing done.
Apparently I have weird-shaped legs. Also I suck at picking out birthday gifts for myself.
I *need* my pens, guys. I need them a lot.
I’m not sure when exactly this happened; I was too preoccupied with moving since late January to continue with my obsessive refreshing of the Tiptree website.
Some info about my book launch for Stranger Skies this weekend in Powell River.
I read some things on the internet this week that I thought some of you might also find interesting.
When I name a character after a friend, I do so, by and large, because I needed a name and said friend’s name worked in my world.