I’ll Sleep When It’s May: Stop. Drop. And Write.

I’ll Sleep When It’s May: Stop. Drop. And Write.

Mar 28, 2014

I’ll be in stealth mode throughout April this year. I’ve got edits due on THE MIRROR EMPIRE and a writing retreat later in the month exclusively dedicated to burning through pages on book 2, and the last thing I need to be doing when completing loads of work is chatting with other humans, even and especially on the internet. The good news is I do...

Awards Eligibility and Recommendations

Awards Eligibility and Recommendations

Jan 13, 2014

I’ve never been keen on listing eligible works, especially when I don’t have many, but I keep fielding questions about this on Twitter, so here’s a post I can point ya’ll to instead of endlessly rehashing. Ok? Ready. Set. Go. BEST NOVEL (all) RAPTURE, my last book, came out in 2012, so isn’t eligible for any 2013 awards. Nor is the...

Surviving an Extroverted World, Pondering the Soft Apocalypse

Surviving an Extroverted World, Pondering the Soft Apocalypse

Nov 10, 2013

I hadn’t been to Europe in over ten years, so I was about due. Trips of this length have their drawbacks – costs being one, and exhaustion over the sheer logistics to get there being another. I’m pretty introverted, so navigating the astonishing mob of people en route to other places can be a nightmare. But if you want to live life to the fullest,...

Why Being “Good” Isn’t Good Enough

Why Being “Good” Isn’t Good Enough

Oct 17, 2013

When I was a younger writer, I was obsessed with figuring out whether or not I was “good.” At most writing workshops I went to, from 14 onward, I was always the best or, at least, most experienced writer in the bunch. I’d been writing fiction and studying fiction since I was 12 and sending it out for publication since 15.  It got very frustrating. When...

Magic. Mystery. Polyamory: How to Talk About Your Next Book

Magic. Mystery. Polyamory: How to Talk About Your Next Book

Sep 18, 2013

I did my first radio interview this weekend (it won’t go live for three weeks. Patience, grasshopper).  I’ve done a podcast before, but radio was new, and I was pretty excited. So I asked ahead of time for the questions so I could prepare some responses. Which, you know, you should always do. What invariably happens in interviews is that somebody asks me,...

Why I’m Not Writing YA (though I often wish I was)

Why I’m Not Writing YA (though I often wish I was)

Sep 11, 2013

When you’re told that all of your friends are out riding Falcor the Luck Dragon to Disneyworld, where they will stay in Cinderella’s Castle and eat bon-bons all day while getting escorted to the front of every line via air-conditioned pumpkin carriage, it’s really, really hard not to go with them, even though you know Florida is really hot, you...

Six Chapters Til Brooklyn

Six Chapters Til Brooklyn

Aug 24, 2013

I’m down to the last six chapters on The Beast. This may be one of those “stay up until 5am just to finish the fucking thing” days. My partner says he’ll buy me 30 days of World of Warcraft the minute I finish, even if it’s 5am, so there’s a motivator, too. As are my social media passwords. It’s a lovely day today, and...

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