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...

Surprise! I Have No Idea Your Book is Coming Out

Surprise! I Have No Idea Your Book is Coming Out

Feb 2, 2014

I was listening to a podcast about the Hugos yesterday, and then this morning I read a post from another author about how, you know, as an author – especially fifteen+ years ago – you weren’t expected to do a lot of self-promotion. In fact, one of the reasons I got into this, too, was because it was a profession that would let me sit in a...

God’s War Wicked Winter Carnival: WE SURVIVED!

God’s War Wicked Winter Carnival: WE SURVIVED!

Jan 30, 2014

With today’s post on tragedy as comfort fiction over at Charlie Stross’s place, so ends my three-week blog tour for the paperback release of GOD’S WAR in the UK (hint: buy one. Buy another for a friend). There was a lot of incredible news this week that I’ve been sitting on for a bit. The biggest being the 2-book deal with Angry Robot...

When to Persist… and When to Quit

When to Persist… and When to Quit

Jan 24, 2014

My recent guest post on persistence in the writing game at Chuck Wendig’s place was actually the result of the confluence of a few things. The night before I headed out to ConFusion last weekend, a regional convention in Detroit, I read Seth Godin’s The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and when to stick). Anyone who’s followed my blog –...

ConFusion Schedule: Jan 17-19th

ConFusion Schedule: Jan 17-19th

Jan 15, 2014

I’ll be at ConFusion this year in Detroit (LEGENDARY ConFusion, I’m told) along with a number of other extraordinary folks. As this looks like it may be my only con this year (barring News), I hope to see a bunch of folks there. Note to those trying to contact me at ConFusion: Just @reply me on Twitter. Ya’ll know I’m an addict. In...

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...

Rollicking 2013 Roundup: My Life as a Grimdark Video Game

Rollicking 2013 Roundup: My Life as a Grimdark Video Game

Dec 31, 2013

This was a hell of a long year for me; much of it felt like grinding through some hellish video game where every time you leveled up on one skill – say, your ability with a mace – you somehow actually *lost* stats on another skill, like your skill with an ax. And then you were wildly swinging with the wrong weapon, making tiny steps forward while trailing...

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