Category: Process

Writing

For me, writing is kind of like digging for dinosaur bones inside my brain. I know the stories are in there, and sometimes I’ll spend days or weeks digging holes in the dirt and finding nothing. Or, more often, finding garbage that I think might be something but isn’t. Sometimes I’ll dig around a big…


Writing

Took a break from What Danny Did to try and see what I could do with a new Jack story and the pages have been flying out. It’s actually surprising me a little because I wasn’t even completely sure what I was going to do with Jack next, but I certainly know now. It’s weird…


Patricia

I reread Patricia last night and decided I really disliked parts of it. Specifically the first page or two. I don’t exactly know what I was thinking when I started writing it. I think that because the “introduction” of the story was the part I knew the best (the scene with Patricia and Charlie in…


Blog Tour Interview

So friend and fellow author (of the very popular dystopian Juliana Rey series) Aral Bereux asked me to participate in a blog tour. Since I rarely pass up an opportunity to talk about myself, I said yes. You can check out her books here: http://www.aralbereux.com/ She’s Australian too, which is pretty rad. Here’s her interview,…


The Door

Being dead isn’t as exciting as you’d think. Mostly it’s a lot of sitting around, doing the same thing over and over again. It’s actually a lot like being alive, but you don’t have that ticking clock, so there’s very little incentive to do anything, except hunger and boredom. Sure, we get up to a lot…


Clipart and a Title Change

Because I’m preparing this one for print as well as various ebook formats, I decided to make up some clipart for the inside titles. also, I changed the name to The Death Game, taking the plural out of Games. It only just occurred to me tonight how much The Death Games sounds like The Hunger…


Okay, so good news and bad news.

The good news is that the Charlie and Caroline side story is coming along really great and I’m super into it. The bad news is that it’s also turning out to be much larger than I expected and will be a few days late. It started out as one thing and then became something else,…


I did it all for the Nook

When I signed up with Amazon, I took advantage of their KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) service, which lets you give away your title for free for five days. The idea being that if you’ve got more than one book, the people who download the free book and liked it will go and buy your full…


First page of the new story I’m starting

It’s a bit different, but I think it’s going to be a fun one. I’m not including it as an official volume in the Bloodletting series, but something of a side-story. It’s called Caroline and Charlie: Death Games. Keep in mind that I just wrote this like, ten minutes ago. I just got excited about…


Today

Up till 1 writing. Today we’re going to go watch The Wolverine. Then more writing. I figured out that I’ve been doing my dialog/quotation marks wrong pretty much my whole life so most of last night was spent rereading and fixing what I’ve written so far. I’ve still got a lot left to go through…


Writing update

Okay, so I have a situation with my writing that’s either a good thing or a problem, I’m not sure. So I’m attempting to create my own distribution plan for these books. The plan is to release the first book for free as “book zero” which will function as an introduction to the world, the…