Write Unafraid, Without Fear Of Failure

I am asked sometimes how I do it. Write books, they mean. Or finish books. Or finish a trilogy, or jump from Miriam Black to Star Wars, or switch from novels to comics and back again. And obviously the mechanical answer to that is, you sit and you fucking do it. You say, I’m going to fucking do this thing, and then that’s the thing you try very hard to do. As I said on Twitter today, the ditch ain’t dug till you dig the damn ditch. Beyond that, I can offer... Read The Rest →

Star Wars: Empire’s End (Aftermath #3) Has Arrived

Woo! It’s done. It’s here. *deep breath* *long exhale* Finally, the epic tale of one liverwurst burrito can be told. *checks notes* Wait, that’s not right at all. OH OH OH I KNOW I KNOW It’s time for Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire’s End: Wait I Added An Additional Colon And Now I Don’t Know What Comes After It So Let’s Just Say, Uh, Um, Journey To The Last Jedi? Star Wars: Empire’s End: Indiebound | Amazon | B&N The first Aftermath came out a year and a half ago in September... Read The Rest →

Macro Monday Brings The Mystery Macros

So, though the weather was arguably a lot nicer this week than it should’ve been — I mean, it’s the middle of fucking February, usually the most heinous of the winter months, and here it’s 70 degrees out and I’m eating ice cream and wearing short sleeves — I still managed to toodle around inside the house and take some MYSTERIOUS MACRO PHOTOS. I’ll pop that bounty in below, but real quick: Hey, tomorrow, it’s Empire’s End. Then next Tuesday, it’s Miriam Black’s latest, Thunderbird. Star Wars: Empire’s End: Indiebound... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: Ten More Titles (Round Two!)

Okay, so, a couple weeks ago I asked you guys to come up with three-word titles, and you did, in spectacular fashion. It fueled last week’s challenge. And, because you were prolific and I am nothing if not a tremendously lazy human being, I’m going to dip back into the well for another ten titles. Pick one or use a random number generator to choose, then write a piece of short fiction to go along with the title. One change this time around is my picks for title are not random –... Read The Rest →

Is It Time, Dear Writer, To Ditch Your Literary Agent?

It used to happen once every couple of months. Then once every month, now I’m up to about once a week. What I’m talking about is, authors emailing me to see if it’s time to leave their agents. When this happens, the writer often frames it like, “Well, how do you and your agent do things?” And I say things like: ME: She sells my books? I dunno, I write them, and then Stacia helps them navigate the BOILING CHAOS STORM that is the publishing industry? THEM: But what about emails? ME:... Read The Rest →

Macro Monday Says To Hell With It, Have Some Dogs

Contrary to my desires last week, I did not get to scoot around the house looking for interesting macro photo opportunities, and instead we spent time playing in the snow that fell. Which means I have a new surplus of POOCH PHOTOS of our two dogs, Snoobug and Loa, to post. So, I’mma post them below. No, they’re not macro photos, but feel free to pretend the dogs are somehow microscopic and that I’ve just captured them up close with my magic camera. Please to enjoy, humans.

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