Hi guys. Six months ago I quit my day job to write full time. I recently posted an update on how that has been going. I'm mostly speaking through my original pen name, but I share some news about Seabound. Speaking of which, I'm almost finish with the second draft of the prequel! If you missed the… Continue reading Six months as a full-time writer
There's this cool site called Booktrack that allows you to make a movie-style soundtrack for your books. I tried it out with a sample from Seabound. Here's how it works: 1) I pasted the first two chapters of the book into the site. They take place during a storm, so there's lots of potential for cool… Continue reading Fun with Booktrack
It's December 2nd here on my favorite island in the South China Sea, and I am sitting on 53,000 words of NaNoWriMo success. While my keyboard cools down, I'm looking at the result of the past 30 days of work. It's not pretty. This NaNo manuscript is the final installment in my new trilogy, the… Continue reading My NaNoWriMo manuscript is a hot mess–and that’s cool
At the end of October 2012, I had writing on the brain. It was a few weeks until the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, and I was ready to go all-in. The previous year, I participated in NaNo to complete a shorter project, a mini travel memoir that was never meant to be more… Continue reading How NaNoWriMo Changed My Life
A few weeks ago, I had a drink with a new acquaintance whose job involves organizing literary festivals. I wanted to impress her. I was participating in the upcoming festival to promote the book I wrote under another alias, but I was under no illusions about where I stood in the hierarchy of literary talents being featured. As… Continue reading For adults who read YA fiction
Hey guys! My new book, Seabound, is now available on Amazon.com! You can get it for $0.99 if you act now. It'll go up to the regular price of $2.99 in the next day or so. The book will be up on the other major e-book sites within a week, and the paperback is coming at… Continue reading Seabound, a post-apocalyptic adventure at sea, is live on Amazon!
Hi guys. I'm back on my island in the South China Sea, and I've been living and breathing SEABOUND. My superstar writers' group read the full manuscript over the summer and we got together for a major critique session on lucky September 13th. They've read chapters before and always had nice, gushing things to say about… Continue reading The Great SEABOUND Revision of 2014
I'm back online, spending August writing in the Arizona desert. It has been a month of flash rainstorms, hail and 110-degree days. I'm working in coffee shops, at restaurants and at my parents' kitchen table. There have been distractions in the form of my siblings, an escaped tortoise named Bob Marley and the entire Harry Potter… Continue reading Book 2, Draft 2