If Culture Shock ever got made into a film, who would you cast? Last night we met friends who had listened to Culture Shock’s audiobook on a road trip and surprised me by showing up to Austin with all the characters cast as famous actors. Needless to say, I was delighted. In their version of […]
Well, that was fun! Yesterday I shared 5 Illustrated Pulp-Era Sci-Fi Stories with my email list and in 24 hours, 350+ people from all over the world came to read the stories.
Here’s the geographic distribution of page visits on the day of the email.
This is one of my favorite Christmas stories. “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. I hope you enjoy.
Feeling thoughtful today as I make plans for new books and reflect on the fact that it’s DECEMBER already. Can you believe it? This year has been so full that time seems to have flown by at 2x speed.
Yet the future is bright where there are fun new stories to read and lovable old characters to meet again. So here’s what I’ve got planned for 2019.
Took a little longer to put these together than I had hoped, but here we are finally. It’s a simple plan. Of course, simple doesn’t doesn’t mean easy. My 2018 writing goals: 1. Write fast, publish slow (or at least, slower) Goal: Write 250,000 publishable words In 2017, I published new fiction every month. A […]
At the end of the year, I like to check my ego with a hard dose of reality by comparing the year’s writing goals to my actual output. This exercise helps keep me honest, and frankly I like having a record to look back on in future years. Memory fades over time—this blog is my […]
Knocking out one thing after another this weekend. It began with a bunch of personal errands yesterday. I reported to jury duty for the first time, picked out a (crappy) new healthcare plan for 2018 (they’re getting so expensive), and took my car to the shop for an oil change and checkup. The Wrangler needs […]
The last few days have given me pause and reason to reflect on the systems I’ve built around my writing business. There’s a constant tug of war between what wants to be done and what needs to be done, and frankly I’ve been dropping the ball on some of it lately. (I’m trying to keep […]
Spent this afternoon getting caught up on publishing tasks. I started by updating my books page. Several stories needed to be added. It filled out pretty nicely. Here’s what it looks like now—everything I’ve published so far in one place! Pretty amazing to see how I’ve accomplished in a few years by focusing on one […]
On the left, a stack of journals, full of words. In the middle, my full length books, one of each. On the right, a wooden puzzle. Looks simple. It’s not.