Writing is Difficult, and the Many New Drafts of Book 3

I know that when you're reading a really good book, it can seem like the story came together effortlessly. Like the author just sat at their computer one day (or typewriter, if it's an old book) and magically tapped the whole thing out by hand in one setting. Indeed, there are probably a bunch of … Continue reading Writing is Difficult, and the Many New Drafts of Book 3

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Flash Fiction, Short Fiction, & Contests

Anyone who's been on my blog probably already knows that I'm a novelist. The vast, vast majority of my finished works are novel-length or almostĀ there, even if they haven't been published yet. There is a very simple reason for this: My ideas are complicated. The world of Pandemonium can not be compressed into less than … Continue reading Flash Fiction, Short Fiction, & Contests