On Writing for Yourself

Every author has ideas they want to get out into the world. Sometimes, the story isn’t about finding an audience. Sometimes, the story isn’t about gaining readers. Sometimes, the story is written for the sole benefit of the author. I’m speaking...
Another Book, Another Release Day

Another Book, Another Release Day

Today, I released my second novel out into the wild, and it’s a bit surreal and almost shockingly normal-feeling compared to the release of my first book. With The Brass Giant, I was terrified of failure. Terrified of everything that might go wrong. I felt like I was...

Back to the Word Mines

I started writing my first novel (don’t worry – it’s safely trunked on my hard drive) in the summer of 2004. As of today, I am 8,000 words into my twelfth. In the past twelve years, I’ve written upwards of two million words, between novels,...

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