Wow, so. Here we are, two weeks on from the launch of Dog Country, my debut novel. (See here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DJYMQQO/ ) Independently publishing it has been a heck of an experience. And, y’know what? It’s done great. With 60-65~ish sales (counting people using Kindle Unlimited’s read it free on a subscription thing) it’s succeeded well… Continue reading Two weeks on: Dog Country & Copyright Infringement
TL;DR: I have an opinion on the Hugos/Sad Puppies thing, people who cry out 'we just wanna write good old fashioned entertainin' yarns!', and the state of Science Fiction as a genre. For context if you didn't know (and wow, are YOU out of the loop), a bunch of people hijacked one of the Science… Continue reading My ounce of bile: Yarn is cowardly.
My writing career, to put none too fine a point on it, is screwy. But the first thing you learn, trying to make writing your business, is that everyone's career is screwy. Recently while playing MechWarrior Online (I play videogames! That's socially acceptable now!) I was talking to another player in a public channel about… Continue reading Life on both sides of the fence – Some blabbing about writing in and outside of a niche fandom.
So. As those of you who follow me on twitter/generally stalk me are likely aware, I am currently working flat out on getting the first draft for Dog Country done. This has resulted in some thoughts, which I will get to in a moment. First up, things are getting finalized very rapidly on Orbital Decay,… Continue reading Risking burnout and writerly fetishes.
Okay. So. That whole censorship fiasco? Ongoing. And maybe there's light at the end of the tunnel. You can read more about it from Mark Coker, Smashwords' CEO, here -> http://www.smashwords.com/press/release/30 <- however, two points out of that I take particular note of. Firstly, the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Bookseller's Foundation For Free Expression… Continue reading Workblog for the week: More censorship, plots.
Okay. Awards, plague, and censorship are a lot to get through. Let's start on the easy stuff, how my work's been going this week. Still have very little faith in myself, but the faith of others has done a bang-up job of keeping me afloat. And, more to the point, towards a reasonable wordcount this… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Awards! Plague! Censorship!
Apparently Dangerous Jade did fairly okay at FC, where it released last weekend. I am chewing off my fingernails, since apparently reviews are meant to be emerging from the shadows of the internet at some point, and of course Dangerous Jade is going to start shipping with online orders. (I will probably make noise when… Continue reading Workblog for the week: My Cryotube is SPHed.