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It’s heartbreaking to receive a bad review, but it’s even worse when you realize they’re right. Pride in my work makes this post hard to put down, but as artists, we must accept criticism and squeeze what we can from it to improve our work. In other words, rotten apples make the sweetest cider (sorry,Continue reading “Rotten apples make the sweetest cider”
Has it really been almost a month since my last post? Gosh, it didn’t feel like it to me. With the new job and trying to finish a book, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to post as much, but a month? Well, let me give you an update. The job is going well.Continue reading “Noonday in the North’s first draft complete!”
Time for another quick writing update. The first draft of Noonday in the North, book three of the Absolution of the Morning Star series, is getting very close to being finished. I’m currently at 130,310 words and have about three to four chapters left to write. I hope to finish this part of the storyContinue reading “Noonday in the North update”
For this post, I thought I would take a moment and discuss some of my process for drafting a chapter. Each segment of a story is its own adventure, but there are some typical steps that almost always appear on my journey. As of this post, I’m actually not finished writing the portion of theContinue reading “Drafting chapters”
I often start posts like this, but the last few weeks have been crazy. This time, I’m not just being dramatic. After 9 1/2 years in my current position (you can read more about my work here), I finally decided to move to a new job. The transition for me is huge! Almost a decadeContinue reading “One door closes and another opens”
Well, I’m writing about a blizzard when it’s 90 outside (32 degrees Celsius, and it is only 9 am). My main characters are working through a northern boreal forest called the Devilwood on their way to the Northland city of Thornehold, the seat of Erikson Gray’s maternal grandfather. It is an exercise in juxtaposition. WhenContinue reading “Dog days”
It’s hard to imagine a world without speedy lines of communication or easy means of travel, and this poses particular issues when trying to write medieval fantasy. The Lucardian Empire, the setting for my Absolution of the Morning Star series (map above), is roughly 2,500 miles across at its furthest points, which is approximately theContinue reading “The journey”
Noonday in the North, book three in my Absolution of the Morning Star series, has finally joined the 100k word club! I am now at 100,080 words and two-thirds done with the first draft. I started on February 17th, so I have been at it for about six months. It may seem like a bigContinue reading “Noonday in the North at 100k!”
I like to think I’m a fighter, but sometimes, you must accept failure. I wouldn’t necessarily say any of my books are a “success,” but some are doing reasonably ok. They’re selling here and there, people seem to like them, and I’m seeing growth. That is all you can ask for as an Indie author,Continue reading “Sinking of the Bull?”
Currently, the Absolution of the Morning Star series has 154 named characters. Four appeared out of the mist this week alone, with two deserving a handshake and a welcome to the core. Not all of these characters play a big part, some for only a few lines, but they were important enough to receive aContinue reading “Characters in the mist”
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