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Mistakes and what to do about them

About a million years ago my alter ego wrote book two in what will hopefully soon become a four-book series. After several years of no sales with my former agent, and then a few years of looking for a small press for the series, I ended up self-publishing books one and two, then getting to work on book three. 550 more words

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North Van Adventures, January 2016

There’s a bone-white piano lingering on the skeletal steps of a two-story home hugging the curb next to a car cleaners, a Shell station and a block of Lego-brick luxury condos snapping higher every month. 109 more words

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Geeking out on research

My alter ego has been hard at work trying to wrap up those romance novels. I just posted something over at Miss Ego’s website, which I thought was a whole lot of fun – because like most writer types, and especially speculative fiction types, I’m a big geek. 458 more words

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2016

So, I’m procrastinating on other writerly duties (more like taking a breather, I’ve laid down over 10K words in less than two days) and decided to do a little blogging since I’ve been slacking. 258 more words

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That end-of-year roundup thing

I guess it’s that time, and I did some stuff this year, so here goes…

My alter ego was very busy and released three books… 361 more words

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Audio, Email List, Treadmill Desks

First, some Claudius Rex news:

The Year’s Top Short SF Novels 5, an audio anthology which includes that novella (along with stellar entries from Ken Liu, Cory Doctorow, and others), is available… 264 more words

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Music

Work progresses slowly on my next project: finishing the four-book set of cheesy romance novels I’m writing and self-publishing under a pseudonym. The theme is the four elements, so even though sales have been staggeringly (or whatever the opposite of staggeringly is, I guess) low, not finishing #4 will leave me feeling eternally unbalanced and unfinished. 258 more words

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