Where to Get an Editor

Where to Get an Editor

People often ask me this question. And many of them get disappointed by the answer. Most recently, I was asked about it on a podcast. And, unfortunately, this subject doesn’t lend itself to interview questions. It deserves an in-depth exploration. Because every...
Fear and Tremble, for It Is at the Gate

Fear and Tremble, for It Is at the Gate

I am almost done. And I’ll be the first to admit I’m late. I wanted to be done in March. Yet it is safe to say that in the coming week I will win my prize. Seven days from now, I will have done what George R. R. Martin can no longer do: Finish a book. The...
It’s Starting to Click

It’s Starting to Click

In the past, I have vaunted the importance of catalysts—transformative moments that level up a person’s ability to do things. In chemistry, catalysts are agents of change that shatter the inertness of a stable molecule. The catalyst itself doesn’t...
Two Strikes, and You’re Out!

Two Strikes, and You’re Out!

It’s that time again. What? No! I’m not talking about my highly informative and brilliant miniseries called “Hints”. It is not time for hints. No, I’m talking about the current writers’ strike in Hollywood. It’s time again for...
One Hundred Books Up for Grabs!

One Hundred Books Up for Grabs!

Some of you are old enough to remember my insinuations about a stealth marketing campaign in the works. Surprise! That campaign is now in full swing. A Printing Mishap I was quite excited to order a second print run of Advent 9, since the first had sold out so...
Project S² Progress

Project S² Progress

It seems like only yesterday that I was hiding the title of my book, Advent 9. For a long time on this blog, it was known only as “Project A9”, which would not have been decipherable by people not in the know. This system of codenaming works particularly...