The dangerous upside.

So lately I’ve been working on easing the swings in my mood.  Not getting rid of them, but just…easing them.  So they don’t have to swing so hard.  Part of that was learning (ironically) that the downs had some use to them:  mild depression is how my subconscious opens up to learn new things. Now, …

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Wonderland Press: Books in Progress

I am always fighting the extreme shininess of multiple projects, pen names, and various distractions, including both Real Life and Facebook. It would probably be smarter to shepherd one book at a time through the process, but I don’t do so well when I’m not writing every day.  (It probably would have been smarter not to despair that …

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Flaws & Honesty

Sorry, this should really be a touching post in which I confess some sort of horrible flaw, redeem myself, and cause you to have empathy with…well, with whatever I decide you need to have empathy with today.  Writing is all about manipulation, after all, even when you use honesty to do it. But instead I’m …

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Promotion: @#$%^&*@#$!!!!

My publisher brain put itself on hold recently:  I’m still writing my ass off, but there is no urge whatsoever to put it up.  Granted, I’m working on a couple of novels right now, but believe me, I have plenty of back material that still needs to go up.  So what’s going on? It turns …

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Editing Tips for Editors

Several editing observations have come up over the last week.  I’m not sure they’re going to do anybody else any good, but at the very least it’ll help me process.  This is coming out kind of rough and mean, I think at least partially because I’m trying to beat myself into submission,  and if nothing …

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