I've read some recent advice warning writers against being too precious about stray ideas. It's not bad advice. Too precious implies building castles around every bit and bob hastily written on a napkin at dinner or on a cough drop wrapper in the dead of night. Some go so far as to counsel tossing those … Continue reading The Incubator and Other Tools
Perfection, she is a perfect little...Wait.
Overnight success! Hooray! Last night Someone wrote a book, got an agent, snagged a super awesome 15-book deal, published the first installment, and - of course - rocketed to superstardom before you finished your nighttime respite. Good job, Someone! Think of Someone's success in concentric rings with Someone in the center. Each ring is the success … Continue reading Overnight Success!
UPDATE: This campaign expired unsuccessfully this afternoon. The ride has been (mostly) wonderful, and I'm glad I took this step. You can still stick around to find out what happens to Josiah Turn - he's in it for the long haul. UPDATE: Only about 68 hours remain on this Kickstarter campaign. But I spent too … Continue reading Kickstarter, June 2014 – Funding Unsuccessful