Geek Confessional: An Authorial Bucket List

I’ve been spending a lot of time on my blog talking about where I’ve been as an author, telling all sorts of embarrassing stories about what I’ve worked on at various points in my writing life. And I usually talk about what I’m working on in my Wordcount Wednesday posts. …

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Wordcount Wednesday

It’s been a while. I can’t remember the last time I wrote one of my wordcount updates. It’s not that I haven’t been writing. I have. But each time I thought about doing one, I never really got around to it. So what’s been going on? Well, let’s see here… …

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An Obi-Wan Shaped Plothole

Well, May the Fourth has come around once again. And this year, I got the jump on my Star Wars rumination by posting something about Rey’s parents. I figured that would do for this year (a couple hundred of you have stopped by to see what was on my mind) …

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Geek Confessional: The Ironic Origins of The Hive

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

So for the past several months, I’ve been sharing the story of how I went from a wannabe author to a published author. I’ve talked about my earliest, thankfully now lost projects and where my published books have come from. We’re almost to the end of our journey (at least …

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On Rey’s Parents

A few weeks ago, the teaser trailer for Episode VIII hit the Internet and, I’ll be honest, I kind of lost it. In a good way, I promise. For those who missed it, here it is again: One of the most interesting comments I heard about this trailer was that, …

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Geek Confessional: An Honor to be Nominated

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

Okay, so it’s been a while since I’ve been in the Confessional. The tail end of Lent can be a bit busy time for pastor-type people. But now that we’re past Easter, I think it’s time to start wrapping this series up. We’ve got a few more entries to go. …

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Geek Confessional: Time to Get Numb Again

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

So in some ways, I’ve been cheating. Well, not really. I’ve actually faced a bit of dilemma when it comes to sharing these stories about how I went from unpublished wannabe to published impostor author. The dilemma is this: the order my books were published is not the order in …

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Geek Confessional: When One Becomes “Three”

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

This may come as a surprise, but when I first conceived of the book that became Failstate, I didn’t see it as a series of any sort. Failstate was going to be a standalone book, a single outing in that universe. When I pitched it to people at the ACFW …

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Geek Confessional: Decisions, Decisions

This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series The Road to Publication.

When last we visited the confessional, I told about one of the best writing conferences I’ve attended. I was pitching a young adult superhero story entitled Failstate. By the end of that conference, I had three nibbles that I could pursue afterwards: Jeff Gerke of Marcher Lord Press had asked …

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