In my Ohio main character’s living room, folks who have befriended her and worked with her have just got some very bad news… as in, “Well, guys… we’re now potentially looking at the end of us, the town, Ohio… the country… maybe the whole world…” And there’s a certain amount of lack of support for… Continue reading My Ohio 4 folks face bad, badder, and YEESH!… Plus a Moon & Sun: Emerald Sun update
Category: The Silver Door
IT’S A SIGN!!! – Moon & Sun Book 3: The Emerald Sun
A long time ago (back in 2006-2008), I wrote two novels I loved and younger readers loved. The Ruby Key: Moon & Sun Book 1 The Silver Door: Moon & Sun Book 2 I’d started work on the third one, The Emerald Sun: Moon & Sun Book 3… And then Scholastic told me they weren’t… Continue reading IT’S A SIGN!!! – Moon & Sun Book 3: The Emerald Sun
Just finished the first draft of The Owner’s Tale — Moon & Sun 3 on deck.
So. Just now the first draft of The Owners Tale, the LAST episode in Tales from the Longview. Wrote the final thousand-ish words this morning and part of this afternoon, and for now, at least, I like the ending. I’ve printed off the manuscript (in 12 point Courier, double-spaced and with large margins, of course)… Continue reading Just finished the first draft of The Owner’s Tale — Moon & Sun 3 on deck.
Discussing the MOON & SUN series: The Ruby Key, The Silver Door, and The Emerald Sun
My most frequently asked question on THE MOON & SUN series is “When are you going to do the next book?” So I’ll answer that one now. I’m doing it next. When I come back to work after my break in December, I’m putting together the rest of the Create a World Clinic, and will… Continue reading Discussing the MOON & SUN series: The Ruby Key, The Silver Door, and The Emerald Sun
Do I still recommend John Locke? No.
Back at the end of June, 2011, I read a book that succeeded because of a lie, and I turned my entire life upside down as a result of that lie. The book was, of course, John Locke’s How I Sold 1 Million Ebooks in 5 Months. Like a lot of other writers, I let… Continue reading Do I still recommend John Locke? No.
Bracing For The Storm
I’ve been doing HTTS Walkthrough prep and setup all week. Site set-up, lesson template setup, student set-up. Today I did workflow setup. Because I’m doing two projects at once, and because one is nonfiction and one is fiction, and because they are inextricably locked together like Siamese twins—and because both are MASSIVE projects, either of… Continue reading Bracing For The Storm
The Last Moon & Sun and the Think Sideways Walkthrough
More than a month after I intended to start, (due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control™), today I’m beginning The Last Moon & Sun…which is not the title of the book, but I have to call it something until I have a real title. This is not a little project. This is…well, mammoth. Why? One: I… Continue reading The Last Moon & Sun and the Think Sideways Walkthrough
Courses, classes, and novel for 2011
So…I’ve been MIA for a bit more than two months. I’m back now, and ready to get down to the cool stuff, but before I get to that, here’s where I’ve been, and why: After losing just about six months last year to constant migraines, vertigo, and there for a while the dread that I… Continue reading Courses, classes, and novel for 2011
More on Joshua Middleton
Joshua Middleton, my magnificent cover artist for The Ruby Key and The Silver Door (I’ve seen it; I’m not allowed to share yet; it’s stunning) has a very nice interview over at Tor right now. I had no idea I got his first novel cover ever. Talk about getting lucky… And thanks to Craig Campbell,… Continue reading More on Joshua Middleton
Bombarded by Writing
C Breathes So I was sitting in the cafe in Books-A-Million waiting for my guys to finish doing Manly Things at Best Buy. I’d forgotten to bring knitting. I’d forgotten to bring my Think Sideways planning notebook. I’d forgotten to bring my “C” planning notebook. So I picked up a cheap-o notebook, and a pen… Continue reading Bombarded by Writing