Category Archives: Writing

9 Or So Years, 2.7 million words,$165K

While I was here figured I’d drop in a state of the writing post. So the headline pretty much says it all. I hit the end of my ninth year of writing towards publication in early July. In that time … Continue reading

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New Short Stories and New Covers

I’d unpublished my short stories for a while there because I wasn’t really focused on writing short stories and I’m a weird person and having those up took some sort of mental real estate I wasn’t willing to give up. … Continue reading

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Fantasy StoryBundle

Long time no post. (I usually post at mlhumphrey.com these days.) I can say that my next year’s update, which will come in July, will be pretty exciting, though. I’m expecting to be past the six-figure mark by then which … Continue reading

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7 Years, 2 Million Words, $40,000

That pretty much sums up where I am right now. I started writing for publication seven years ago this month. (Yesterday was the last day on my tracker for year 7.) That’s when I said, “I’m going to write a … Continue reading

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Priorities

It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m sitting here at my desk trying to motivate myself to work on a story that just doesn’t want to come together. It’s a holiday story so if I want to publish it this year I … Continue reading

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Lucky Number Seven

This week starts the seventh year of my writing journey. I’m not where I wanted to be, but I’m making forward progress.  And I have to keep in mind that when I started down this path I had heard that … Continue reading

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You Could, But Have You?

That’s the much more polite version of what I found myself wanting to say more than once this weekend.  I was visiting a good friend and her spouse and the spouse–who was once incredibly successful but basically hasn’t done much … Continue reading

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Writing Rules Are For Shit

So on an agent blog this morning someone had written in to talk about how “bad” J.K. Rowling’s writing is.  I’ll note that they failed to mark the two times in her Harry Potter books she used a really strange … Continue reading

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Writing Is the Easy Part

I’m weird. I know this.  Things that others like, I hate.  And I’m almost pathological in my negative reaction to being marketed to. I do not like to be sold and I’m very, very sensitive to any signs that it’s … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Numbers

So, as usual when I know I should be writing but for some reason am stuck, I spent some time today playing with my Access database where I track sales across eight different platforms, eight different pen names, and, as … Continue reading

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