the writing life

And I came home to this....

While I was offline, Publishers Weekly singled out SILVER ON THE ROAD (as well as many other fine books, including Aliette de Bodard’s THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS, which if you haven’t pre-ordered you really should) as one of “this fall’s most exciting books.” Needless to say (but I’m gonna anyway): I’m chuffed.   :-) […]

it's not so much advice as it is a circle around to the refrain...

Surviving emotionally intact (ish) as a writer requires walking a very thin and jagged line between rampant ego and excessive humility. By that I mean – you need to be comfortable with hearing others praised to the skies, while still believing, somehow, that YOURS is better. It may be better. It may not be better. […]

At Norwescon

Last night’s reading, despite being at the awkward hour of dinner-o-clock on the first day of the convention, was reasonably well-attended, and by some people I didn’t know from Joe! That’s always nice. Then there was the panel on the use of the hard-boiled mystery element in urban fantasy, which…well, I suspect our moderator wanted […]