Next week, I’m heading off to my 7th (5th straight) Dragon Con! I’m super excited because this year I’ll be attending as official press for Tosche Station. I’m participating in four panels, and I’ll also be moderating the AFTERMATH panel with Chuck Wendig. Here’s where you’ll be able to find me! #ForceFriday Field Trip – Thu 10:00 pm; Offsite … More Dragon Con 2015!
You never forget your first, right? You can now read my short story “The End is the Beginning” in the Contact Light anthology, available from Silence in the Library Press. I was thrilled to be included alongside authors I’ve long admired, like Timothy Zahn and Michael Stackpoke, as well as Star Wars fandom friends Bryan Young and Janine … More My First Anthology
The awesome Chuck Wendig recently asked his blog readers why we write. We writers have many different answers to this question. Writing relieves stress. They feel compelled to write. If they don’t write, they’ll go crazy. They enjoy telling stories. They are good at it. All of these are good reasons, and all are true. But … More Why I Write
In light of Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling, I wrote about why science fiction, especially stories set in future Earth-based cultures, must err on the side of diversity. Check it out here at my Star Wars blog, Tosche Station. I’ve been plugging along at revisions to Aurora and will be done by the end of July. After … More Why Science Fiction Must Err on the Side of Diversity
I know, breaking news in that title, huh? But it’s true. Writing is hard. And so far 2015 has sucked. But the good thing about the year turning shitty so early is that it has nowhere to go but up. Here’s hoping, at least. I haven’t done much actual writing this year, due to the … More Writing is Hard
Edit: Ahahaha this schedule fell by the wayside during February. Leaving it here for posterity and to remind myself of how far I’ve come. After neglecting my writing for the good chunk of a year, I ended 2014 on a high note with a finished draft! No more distractions, no more letting self-doubt stand in the … More 2015 Writing Goals, Part 1
National Novel Writing Month has ended! I “won”! But most importantly I finished a full, completed with no holes draft of Aurora! Ya-hoo! *insert Han Solo gif here* I finished the day before Thanksgiving, which meant I got to enjoy the holiday free of pressure to write, and it was great. The Force Awakens teaser trailer was even … More Nanowrimo is over, and I wrote a thing!
No, not Christmas — National Novel Writing Month! This will be my fifth year participating, and hopefully my fifth year “winning.” I say “winning” in quotes, because I don’t think I’ll actually write 50,000 words, as my goal is to finish my current project, Aurora, and I don’t think it’ll take that many words to … More It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
List ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor by Matthew … More That Book Meme That’s Been Going Around
It’s Friday after Labor Day, which means I’ve nearly successfully completed a mostly-full work week after Dragon Con. And I didn’t get sick! Take that, con crud! I’m also mostly done being tired–mostly. We started the trip with a 7.5 hour drive to Atlanta. I actually love the drive, if only for the combination of … More Cameras Are a Necessity at Dragon Con