Tag Archives: stories: The Jade Star of Athering

Hello Overwhelm, my old friend!

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I don’t know what it is about this part of the year but it always seems to be completely insanely busy for me — right when I’m feeling the need to draw inward and rest and relax. You already know about Pronoun folding, putting a bunch of work on my desk right in time for the holidays. I’m ALSO trying… Read more »

The Fear of Long Books

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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 »

Letting Go of Shame

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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 »

I should probably post something here

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Just so you all know I’m not dead. I know, I haven’t posted in over a month, and now I am posting it’s just a boring general update on my life, not something fascinating about the backstory of Athering. I apologize. I’ve been fighting off illness, physical and mental, for most of February and March, and been finding it really… Read more »

Character Snapshot: Jules, 4020

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Hello, and welcome to another instalment of Character Snapshots! Today we’ll be talking to Jules deTania just after the events that take place in Bellica. There are spoilers ahead, so beware.

Mental Illness in Athering

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So today I’m taking a little bit of a detour from Character Snapshots in order to talk about Athering’s approach to mental illness. I’ll be using examples from the books (Bellica and The Jade Star of Athering), so spoilers ahead. Why? Well, it’s #BellLetsTalk day, and I like contributing to it on the blog. As it is also a Wednesday,… Read more »

Character Snapshot: Ghia, 4021

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Hello, and welcome to another instalment of Character Snapshots! Today we’ll be talking to Ghia, who was introduced in Bellica and continues her journey in The Jade Star of Athering. There will be spoilers for both books in this interview, so if you haven’t finished them and don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read ahead! As before, my questions are… Read more »

Cover Reveal: The Jade Star of Athering

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The gods demand blood, as Athering and Ixtepan stand pitched against each other in war. Dusty prophecies foretell the coming of one who will save Ixtepan and end the bloodshed: Sho-qoot-Bak. Who is she? And will she embrace her destiny before the world is ripped asunder?

How to Procrastinate

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Working hard or hardly working? HA HA HA HA HA no seriously, I have a problem.

Getting a straight answer from a doctor

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So while I’m recliner-bound for 2 months I’m planning on getting a lot of writing done.

Worst. Birthday Gift. Ever.

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Apparently I have weird-shaped legs. Also I suck at picking out birthday gifts for myself.