December was a fairly decent month, despite being gone a week for Christmas (which was not entirely unproductive either). I made great progress on a novella rough draft, a little on a translation, and drafted no less than four new articles in just two weeks! More could have been done, but alas, there simply wasn’t time.
For January, I shall be tying up a few minor loose ends from 2022, and beginning a few new projects as well. I would like to continue a couple of rough drafts, but I have also made it a goal to try and write at least one new short piece every month for the entire year. No time to lose, so I reckon I’d best get 2023 started right away!
BookTrib also created a neat author page for me on their website. If you want to know more about me or my work, you can check that out here.
Written Word Media did a short interview with me about my latest book, which you can read on their website here.
Finally, I have a sad announcement: Ash Tree Media is raising its rates on all titles beginning January 16th by $1, which means I’ll have to raise mine accordingly. However, until that time, prices will remain the same both on my site and everywhere else, so be sure to take advantage while it lasts!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you all will come back for my final writing-related post of 2022 next Monday!
Sometimes it seems like a story just isn’t going anywhere. We’ve worked and reworked it a hundred times, but it never seems quite right. Agents and publishers alike perpetually reject it (something I discussed last week), and it’s getting downright disheartening. At this point, it may be time to do the unthinkable: to go ahead and let the story die.Continue reading “When to Let a Story Go”
Writers are no strangers to rejection. Barring incredible luck or lots of connections, even the most famous of published authors were often turned down many times before their work was accepted. And in some cases, even once published, their work was rejected by the readers of their own day. Now, everybody has his or her own way of handling rejection, but I’m going to try and give a brief guideline here of some things you definitely should not do, as well as some that you always should.Continue reading “How to Handle Rejection”
November was another busy month. Though not all I’d hoped for, it was nevertheless quite productive in its own way. It saw some progress on my latest Sauragia rough draft, the completion of half of the rough draft of a novella started only this month, and a little bit of progress on a translation project as well. But most notably, of course, November 18th saw the publication of my first new book in over a year with Knights of Aralia Book I! For those who missed the initial announcements, you can take a look at the book’s page here. I also tried out a new type of promotion for this title, which involved a short author interview about the new title. The results of that can be viewed here.
December will as usual be about wrapping things up for the year and laying out the plan for the new one. During this final month of the year, I hope to wrap up a couple of long overdue projects, maybe do some outlining of some new ones, and of course continue promoting my latest release. I also hope to get a few more substantial posts out on this weblog before taking my usual couple weeks away from the screen for the holidays.
Today only, all my print books–including signed editions–can be purchased from Ash Tree Media’s store (or via my Books page) at 10% off the regular price! Truly a great opportunity to bolster your library before winter, don’t you think?