Nimbus Release Giveaway

Between now and May 4th, we’re giving away 5 copies of Nimbus: A Steampunk Novel and a $25 Amazon.com gift card. How awesome is that?

My Father’s Eulogy (Barry Wayne Keeton)

Barry Wayne Keeton (June 7, 1951 - April 3, 2012) Five or six years ago, my dad told me that he wanted me to write something to say at his funeral--whenever it was that the time came. Since then, we’ve had our scares, and with each scare, the idea of writing my father’s eulogy came [...]

Quote of the Day – “Superfun Copyedits” Edition

Given that my wife and I are both thinking about getting into the freelance copyediting business as a side-job, I thought Lilith Saintcrow's response to copyedits were right on target. Copyeditors are those brave souls who descend upon one’s manuscript and pick through it with a fine-tooth comb. Punctuation. Grammar. Internal consistency. Formatting. Everything. As you [...]

On Stealing Time to Write

I'm a man that works well with a routine. If I have somewhere to be or something to do, I carve time out of my schedule to do it. I do it within that timeframe, too. Else the world ends. I used to think I didn't have to write that way. I thought writing was [...]

Quote of the Day – “Why Starting a Book Sucks” Edition

Thanks to Elana Johnson for being able to succinctly put into words the reasons behind my revision nightmares. So basically you've got 50 pages to hook a reader, set up the world (and how the MC sees the world), introduce the theme, build a character people will care about, and advance the plot through a [...]

When Your Writing Sucks

The past few days have been terrible writing days. Not in terms of wordcount, though. In terms of pure output, I've chugged out 8-10k since Saturday. But a lot of what I've written is just downright bad. I'm working on two novels, Lineage (the sequel to the upcoming Birthright) and the as-yet-unnamed steampunk serial novel. [...]