Coasting and the Ideals of Writing

Coasting and the Ideals of Writing

Back at the first NerdCon:Stories (2015), I attended a panel where Patrick Rothfuss commented that he's found with new writers, especially if their work is good, that it usually leads to breakdowns in their life, usually resulting in divorce. When he reads an exception first book, he does what he can to find that author's contact info and call them up to ask, "Hey. Are you okay?"

I never got a call like that.

However, I can't help but recognize that occurrence in my life. It's something that's stuck with me, and it's been easier to coast off that ideal in the year plus since my divorce and the release of my first book.

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Will You Be My Patreon?

Will You Be My Patreon?

I've officially launched my Patreon. As opposed to simply adding a Donate button, I wanted to give you guys a method of getting a bit more back, depending on what level of involvement you'd like in my career. While I am shooting for the moon with this, I expect it to be a slow burn, possibly taking years before I'm finally able to break away from my day job and become a full time writer. This is just a step toward that goal.

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AWP15: A Reflection

AWP15: A Reflection

 

This might just be a me thing, but I definitely felt out of place at Association of Writers & Writing Programs 2015 (AWP15). This year, it's a land of resolving unlikable characters, MFAs, Lit Mags, and Chap Books. As a genre writer who has been doing this for ten years, I felt like I was the minority to which there were few reprieves.

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The Liebster Award: 10 Question Blog Hop

The Liebster Award: 10 Question Blog Hop

Looks like my oh-so-talented wife tagged me in this blog hop. You should totally check out her amazing blog, as well as follow her on Twitter to get the most out of her current exploding career as a writer!

How does this work? Well, Kathryn supplied me and a few others with the questions and we answer them, then give some of our own. The blog hop continues and spins around, all magical like. Once you're done here, be sure to check out my compatriots: Maria Ann GreenMarisa MohiConstance Burris and Mari Farthing for their responses, as well as Kathleen S. Allen's original post that captured my lovely wife's attention!

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Dubious Upbringing

Dubious Upbringing

So, from the looks of this website, I have gone completely underground since not being chosen for #PitchWars. In reality, having two kids, holding down a full time job, and getting matched up with a critique partner through the always amazing Lara Willard, I've been doing a lot of behind the scenes work.

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