Why Self-Publishing

When I was young(er), ignorant writer I held firm to my belief that self-publishing was simply the “quitter’s path.” Part of my daily fantasizing as a new writer was the idea of my book one day sitting on the shelf in bookstores everywhere, and I believed that self-published novels were…not good, to put it nicely….

#PitchWars & NaNoWriMo

I have learned several things about myself as a writer in the last several years, the first being that I tend to really buckle down on project deadlines the closer I get to the end of the year. For whatever reason, I tend to be a much more productive writer in the fall. I suppose…

Snobbery, Ignorance, & the Perversion of Writing

When I was younger, perhaps twenty-one or twenty-two (see: featured image), I had it in my head that I was going to be a big-time writer. I was working on a trilogy of YA contemporary fantasies that I just knew were going to be hot. A twist on zombies, mad gods, and reincarnation—who wasn’t going…