My books are free again

All my kindle catalog is free for this weekend! Queen of Bones: About a soldier and a sorcerer tracking a murderer through a desert In the Water: About an encounter with an alien that affects consciousness Iapetus Shift: A Science Fiction Novella: About a shape-shifting assassin trying to get out of the business Check them …

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Rewriting

That thing I was talking about that had gripped me? Yeah, well, it let go... I'm really terrible at staying focused... Now I've decided to try something new that I've never done in my life... rewriting! I'm going to go back over one of my unfinished novels, clean it up, and see if I can …

Something to write about

I've been writing a new thing. I'm not even ten thousand words in, but already it has gripped me, and I feel sure I'll follow it to the end, wherever that may be. It's nice to have something to work on every day again. A direction to turn my wandering mind. I feel I will …

brain cold

I've been sick the past couple days. Usually I don't feel like this, but it feels like my brain is being affected. I feel slower, confused, foggy. Usually I just feel tired and achy. I wonder if the cold virus will evolve to make people stupid while they are sick. It would lead to more …

Mind games

I've started reading 'The Glass Bead Game' by Herman Hesse, mainly because the title made me think of go. The story features a fictional game that is very abstract and deals with concepts and ideas as the 'pieces'. The players are intellectual elites who use pieces of knowledge or pieces of culture to play their games. The …

Simple goals

Have a goal, a simple achievable one. Not simple as in easy, but simple as in not complex. 'Write a novel' is simple (not easy.) 'Write 3000 words per week, or two chapters, every other week poetry counts as x2 word count, weekends don't count, and each story submitted counts as an extra thousand words …

Nested narratives

I'm about 3/4 done with Cloud Atlas and am starting to see the design of it. And it's really great. At first I thought that the first three, maybe even four narratives had no relevance to the final two, where the action and interest really kicked off. But now, as I begin to see how …