Help Me Get "Permanent Damage" in the Top 100 Free Books at Amazon!

Man, I have been busier than a long-tailed cat in a rocking chair factory this week, between trying to finish editing my novel Still Life in time for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest (didn’t make it, but that’s okay, I’m…

Reaching Toward The Light

I’ve only managed to get in about three, maybe four hours of useful work today, and to be honest, I’m feeling kind of lousy about that. But I just don’t really have the energy to continue, and it’s getting kind…

Quote of the Day

“If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don’t marry and have kids, and above all, don’t die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that.” — Ursula K. Le Guin

Report Card: Looking Back at My Goals for 2012

In early January of 2012, I posted a list of my writing and publishing goals for the coming year. Looking back on them, I don’t think I did too badly. Here’s a look back at what I thought I’d accomplish,…

My Year of Writing Full-Time Begins

So, here we are — we’re actually finally doing this. Longtime readers of this blog may recall that I was talking about doing this in early 2012 — namely, spending a full year without a day job and concentrating purely…

Seven Books I Loved in 2012

So since I basically only ever read books on my Kindle anymore, it’s pretty easy to look back and figure out what I read in the last year, as opposed to my previous system of devouring paperbacks and then tossing…

Christmas Flash Fiction: "Mutant"

(Note: I first posted this on LiveJournal way back in 2005, and people still mention it to me as one of their favorite pieces. I just realized I’ve never posted it here. Merry Christmas to you and yours.) ________ “MUTANT”…

Horror Movies, And The Childhood I Secretly Wanted

I never really watched horror movies when I was a kid. I was scared of them. But not for the reasons you might think. It wasn’t the monsters; I’d had a fascination for monsters as long as I can remember….

The ONLY Book Promotion You Should Ever Do

You might wanna go grab a cup of coffee — this is kind of a long one. I’m going to get to the subject of the title of this post in a minute, but first, I want to talk about…

Wednesday Writing Links for October 10, 2012

Hmmm. Okay, so I don’t seem to be managing to post these once a week — the last one was about a month ago, now. But I’ve still been collecting links for you all, and here are the latest: My…