In order to fully explain my current depth of freaked-outedness, I'm going to have to refer to a whole lot of other websites and links. Please click them. They are part of the story. I'm also going to have to delve into some backstory that never really gets talked about in Salvaged. It's what happened 6 years prior … Continue reading When Your Dystopian Sci-Fi Starts Coming True
It surprises people sometimes to hear that I'm not diving instantly into writing the sequel to Salvaged. I've outlined Quarantined, I know what happens, but I haven't written more than a few scribbled notes on it. Why not write the sequel? Salvaged has had a few nibbles. It may be the book that gets me an agent. It … Continue reading On Writing Sequels
Yes, I am aware that I'm off schedule. That I'm barely blogging at all, and when I do, it's at odd hours, about odd topics. Every blog feels like a blurt that's been scratched onto a post-it note and tacked to the internet tree. I might gently suggest that you get used to that. The … Continue reading What’s Happening?
Last weekend, I joined the Suvudu universe at http://universe.suvudu.com/ for my sci-fi writer blog. The concept is "curated" science fiction content that users can up-vote and browse. It's basically a way to get your name and blog posts out in front of other science-fiction fans. (Or fashion fans, or foodies - the main company, Tidal labs, … Continue reading Sci-Fi Writers, Let’s Talk About Suvudo
I have at least a dozen posts in draft form right now. I am still wrapping my head around all of them, and they are each special little snowflakes that demand a little extra attention. Sneak peek, kittens! Here are the working titles / topics of some of those drafts: My big Twitter goof and … Continue reading SO MANY DRAFTS
I've been using Twitter for a very long time. A new thing I'm seeing people doing - just in the past few months - is welcoming and thanking new followers. People have been doing this poorly with smarmy automated DMs forever, and I've always hated it. Now they are sending open @-messages to new followers … Continue reading Twitter: Challenge Accepted
Technically, yesterday 1/15 was the original deadline for my author platform Mission. The deadline was set because it would mean a rejection from the publisher I'd submitted my novel to in October. However, this date is no longer valid. Harper Voyager got over 4500 submissions, and haven't had a chance to read / respond to … Continue reading Mission deadline has changed, a bit.
The original mission deadline is next Monday, January 14th. Monday / Weds update here: I've slipped over the holidays on this blog and these updates, mostly because there's very little to talk about until I get into the tactical side of things, and I need to pull my thoughts together a bit more on those. … Continue reading Deadline is looming
Because I've got some goals that are tied to long-term plans surrounding the author platform, I'm going to cover those first. I still agree with the original goals that I set up through the beginning of 2013, so I'm going to start with those and expand on them. Klout is fine, and the first page … Continue reading 2013 goals for SEO and my Author Platform
I've blogged about this personally, but never professionally. I am one of those weird people who desperately need goals in order to succeed. I don't just think they are a good idea. They are vitally necessary to the way I think and work. To that end, I spend a lot of time working on setting … Continue reading Ruminating on 2013 goals