Somehow this day has finally arrived after a million years in-between. Sometimes it felt as if I'd never see this book out in the world, sometimes it felt as if it were arriving so fast, too fast. Either way: We're here. THE IMPOSSIBLE CONTRACT, the book I wrote just for me, just for fun, after… Continue reading Happy Publication Day to THE IMPOSSIBLE CONTRACT!
It's that time of year! What, ant season? No, it's - Oh yeah, hurricane season. Thanks for the reminder, I need to restock my - No, I meant - Oh! I remember now. Monsoon season. But that doesn't start for another two weeks. I mean, yes, all of those, but it's also PRIDE MONTH. The… Continue reading Pride Month Pre-Order Extravaganza
It sure has been a month. I don't even know how to begin, so let's just run through it, shall we? I started a new job. Winter finally showed up. I moderated my first panel and gave my first reading at ConFusion in Detroit. I wrote a bit more of my WIP. The cover for… Continue reading January Recap (Madcap?)
As some of you already know, I've joined this year's Pitch Wars mentor crew. For those unfamiliar with Pitch Wars, this means that one (not-so-)lucky writer will get the chance to have their manuscript beaten (literally and figuratively) into shape by me. But to get to that point they - you, possibly - will have… Continue reading Hey What About Your Query, Kai?
Between holidays and travel and dayjob and a baby quickly becoming a toddler, I somehow managed to finish the edits on the Impossible Contract aka Book Two. For those keeping score, that means I now have two out of three books done* in this trilogy, and book one isn't set to be out for, oh,… Continue reading Two out of Three
First - and this is the most important step - write a novel that is 35,000 words too long. Be told by several people that you really ought to cut some of that. Agonize over every word for a month and manage to cut 15,000 words. Rejoice! Realize that the novel is still 20,000 words… Continue reading How to cut 20,000 Words
Yes! I can finally shout it from the rooftops! My book, the Impossible Contract* - which is about assassins and camels and magic and queer romance - has been acquired by Tor! Not only that, but they also acquired two more books to make it a solid three! If you don't believe me or think that… Continue reading Assassins of Ghadid has been Acquired by Tor
I've been sitting on this news for a few weeks because I wanted to make absolutely certain it was Official(TM), but but BUT: I HAVE AN AGENT! Rainbows! Rainbows for everyone! I am proud to be represented by Kurestin Armada of PS Literary Agency. I still can't quite believe those words. Honestly, any time the… Continue reading Exciting News!!!
You know those little aha! moments when a problem you've been struggling with suddenly becomes clear? And then you can't understand why it was such a problem originally? I received a passing comment on my writing while I was querying TIC that at first frustrated me. I'd mentioned my word count to another writing friend… Continue reading On Wordcounts and Madness
Ever since committing whole-heartedly to being a writer, I've taken the time every six months or so to sit down and plan out what I'm going to do next. This keeps me committed, keeps me on schedule, helps me practice hitting deadlines, and reminds me that new projects should always be just around the corner. As… Continue reading What’s to Come