He smiled, and it was like he had sprouted daggers from his face. They slid out from his gums and overlapped with glistening white edges. His throat elongated, and down the layers was yet more pointing, growing, needle-tip blades. Continue reading
On a shelf,
Sits a book,
Twin pieces. Continue reading
When the feet move,
At the slowest version of the brain speed,
In motion across space, Continue reading
While I am fond of the noise it makes,
I do have to say that it is quite loud,
To be typing away at this keyboard,
This late at night, Continue reading
Despite being very into technology, I cannot escape the usefulness of analog tools for note-taking. I use software for organization, and some of it is freaking amazing—but I find it best used with two other tools: sticky notes and notebooks. Continue reading
Count the marks on the walls,
See the way it seems to fall,
Tick down to infinity, Continue reading
His eyes were slimy things, goop dripping down upon his chin from those misty globules. He stumbled around, unable to see past the sheen of pure mucus. Continue reading
The time changed,
And with it the sun,
And the wind. Continue reading
The smell awoke Kenny. He got groggily out of bed, the clock on his nightstand showing well past 3 am. His boyfriend was still asleep.
“What the fuck is she doing…” Kenny muttered. He rubbed the sleep from his eyes and quietly opened and closed the bedroom door.
The bustle became obvious then: the sound of splashing, the oven door being aggressively handled. Continue reading
I got the paperback of my recent book.
And that makes three. This is the first trilogy I’ve ever published. Though I do plan to write future books in the series, I cannot explain how proud it made me to hold what I’ve been working on for the past few months.
Collectively, it’s over 300 pages of my musings, thoughts, advice, and experiences with writing books and being a storyteller. Continue reading
When I said I would publish books faster, I was not kidding. Behold, the newest of my continuous stream of creations: Are You Actually Going to Improve as A Writer or Just Fade into Obscurity?
This one is exclusively writing advice. Stuff like plot, characters, and how to world build without expositioning all over the place for the first few chapters.
It was also, by far, the hardest of the Actually Author series to write. Though the next one in the series is also proving to be a difficult one to handle. It’s about Amazon Advertising, and what stuff I’ve found to be effective after testing for the past year or so.
I may take more than a month on that one.
Anyway, here’s the cover of the current book: Continue reading
The rain shall bash the heavens,
And it shall be here tonight,
And it shall scream for all to hear,
And it shall be the undoing of the under-prepared. Continue reading
Is a rhyme,
But it can be broken,
Like right now. Continue reading
I don’t know what type of writer I am.
When I tell people I’m an author, you might guess what they assume. Science fiction. Always, always science fiction.
I guess I give off that vibe.
But it’s not what I always feel like writing. I quite enjoy technology and speculating about the future, but it’s not the genre that fills my head. Continue reading