Category Archives: General

I Should’ve Read That Book A Year Ago (Not That It Would’ve Mattered)

I’ve had a copy of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman on my to-be-read pile for a while now.  Long enough that it’s already out in paperback and I have the hard cover.  Well, I finally started reading it … Continue reading

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Do You Still Read Blogs?

This was asked on one of the forums I read today and I thought, yes, of course. And then I started to think about it some more.  I DO read blogs every morning, but they all tend to have a … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Amazon Reports and Excel Pivot Tables

I just saw an author that makes $40,000+ a month and is exclusive to Amazon talk about how hard it is for them to differentiate sales between their two pen names.  And I thought, really? Then I remembered that there … Continue reading

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Why I’m Happy I’m Not Traditionally Published Today

I grew up on sci-fi and fantasy.  It’s been my go-to for decades.  I read outside the field, but my true love and escape has always been speculative fiction of one sort or another. So when I started writing “for … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want It?

I hate to judge people.  I don’t have to live their life, I don’t know what’s going on in their head, and (after many years of experience) I’ve learned that things that may come easily to me don’t come easily … Continue reading

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Who To Listen To?

In my personal experience, the best public board for self-publishing information is [a certain writer forum that was bought and ruined by new ownership].  And the best public board for trade publishing and craft information is at absolutewrite.com. I’ve come … Continue reading

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I Love Chuck Wendig

There’s been a thread over on AW about writers writing full-time and some of the posts have been very frustrating to me because they basically say that this idea that if you try hard enough to be a writer that … Continue reading

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Where’s The Line Between Faith In Yourself and Foolishness?

I have to say that I probably ask myself this question every single day these days.  As most of you know, I’m currently writing full-time. Now, that needs to be distinguished from paying my bills with my writing.  And we … Continue reading

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Some Days You Have to Focus on Living

If you read enough blogs or attend enough writing conferences or generally spend enough time around writers at some point you’ll hear that a writer should write every day.  Get your butt in that chair.  That’s the only way to … Continue reading

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Careful Who You Trust

As yet another small publisher closes its doors at the end of the month (Musa–thankfully in a way that doesn’t take their author’s books with them into bankruptcy), my mind turns once more to how hard it is in this … Continue reading

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