The right tools for the right job

This actually does relate to writing, so bear with me. I buy cheap shoes. Shoes cover my feet. As long as they do that, they’re good shoes. I might pay a little more for dress shoes, but not that much more. There’s one exception to this. Running shoes. I’m currently training for a half marathon. Among other things, this means my longer runs will be hours long. In that kind of situation, I’m not going to get the cheapest shoes I can find. I went to a specialist running store where they watched me run. They saw that I put more weight on the inside of my foot so they recommended a shoe that has extra arch support. The first time I bought that shoe, it cost me $160. Whenever I replace it, I get the same kind of shoe, and I can generally find...

Kurnugi Progress

Once again, it’s been far longer than I intended between posts. A lot has happened in the past few months. First, progress is happening on the Kurnugi front. Delphi is set to be released at the end of May. Mirror has been submitted, though the title will probably change. I’m about halfway through the first draft of Mimir. The cover for Delphi is below. I just got back from Superstars Writing Seminar. As usual it was immensely valuable. I had dinner with Mark Leslie Lefebvre, the director of Kobo Writing Life and may have some exciting things coming as a result of that. Additionally, Windspoken has been submitted to HarperCollins, and Alacia, now titled The Frozen Prophet, has been submitted to Desert Books.   Also, you may remember that a year...

Superstar Writing Seminar 2012 and current projects

I just got back from the Superstart Writing Seminar in Las Vegas, a yearly seminar held by Kevin J Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, David Farland, Brandon Sanderson, and Eric Flit.  This year, James Owens and Dean Wesley Smith were also there.  As always, this seminar was immeasurably valuable.  It is a must for anyone who wants to be a professional writer.  Not only do they cover things like copyright law, networking, and contract negotiation, but you also get to spend time with New York Times best selling authors.  Just as important, they get to know you. Events like this are the reason I get to have dinner with Kevin J Anderson whenever he’s in town.  Highlights were when Brandon Sanderson helped me come up a pitch for two of my books, and the session on...