Unofficial lyric video by John Flynn of my current favorite new song "Blue Walsh" by Mastodon, from their new EP Cold Dark Place (released September 22, 2017).
At last the house is quiet and still. Well, mostly. There’s a cricket outside the living room window chirping incessantly and the Lady of the Manor is in the recliner reading a book and yawning occasionally. Earlier today there was a small family gathering here to celebrate my birthday belatedly (the momentous occasion of my … Continue reading The Quiet Hours
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We’re already over halfway through September, which means November is fast approaching. For many writers, November means Nanowrimo, the annual challenge to write a novel in just one month. This blog post gives you some tips to help you make the most of the month, and improve your chances of success. Is Nanowrimo for you? […] … Continue reading The Novelling Month Approaches — The Writing Tree
Now, if only I could ignore my own occasional bouts of doubt . . .
Come December I will have written and released nine books over eighteen months. That’s a book every other month. I thought you’d like to see how I do it.
For reference, I write Urban Fantasy books in a big complicated high-magic world. I write in a number of series, all set in the same world. What I say and do, applies to those facts. If you write contemporary romance standalones, then not everything I have to say will be relevant. Still, I hope it helps.
Why do I write/publish so quickly?
Because this is my full-time job, this pays my bills. Having a large back catalogue with a number of different series and thus entry points for readers to get into my work, makes paying said bills much easier. The quicker I can build that back catalogue, the sooner I’ll be in a stronger position.
How do I do it?
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~ The Morning Muse #11 ~ HEALTHIER Some things have to change for a better state of living for me, personally, as well as for my family. That can best be achieved starting with nutrition and diet. I need a low-carb diet (and really, lowered calories as well). It's very hard to stay on this course when … Continue reading Words and Concepts for the Year