Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Post-Novel Depression


It's a thing. Every time I finish a book, I feel this crushing sense of loss.

(In case it wasn't obvious, I finished The Muse. You have to wait until August anyway, but it's done.)

I don't know why. Usually when I finish a book it's after three years or so of getting the idea, writing the first draft, editing, pleading with the characters to let me sleep (it's FOUR AM! I'm TIRED!)...so you'd think I'd do a little dance at the end. Maybe go, 'Novel has given Writer a sock! Writer is FREE!'

But no. I think I must like pain, because I sit at my desk, staring at the now novel-less screen, and feel a bucketload of angst settle down around my shoulders.

I don't know. Maybe I should do something with chocolate.


Thursday, June 19, 2014


Yes! It's happening!

What's happening, you ask? Why, only the most awesome thing in the world!

Well, maybe not that awesome. Nothing compares to bacon. Mm...bacon.

Beginning Monday, June 23rd (THIS MONDAY!), The Maze will be free on Amazon.com. The free period ends on Friday, June 27th, so act quickly. Well, sort of quickly. You've got all week, almost.

Get ready. It's coming.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nothing to Say

I haven't chattered about The Muse as much as I do about some of the others. I don't know why, really. There aren't words to describe it, maybe? Don't look at me, I don't know.

While the plot isn't particularly personal, the characters are. Layne and Alice are probably the two most personal characters I've ever come up with. I don't know why, and I didn't plan them that way, but when did things ever go the way we planned?

They can-canned (yes, really!) into my life when I was trying to finish up with Color Blind and refused to leave me alone. They have a knack for popping up at the most inopportune times. Math finals were a big one. It was an absolute nightmare.

I don't know. Maybe when it's out, I'll find something to go on about. But I don't think that's going to happen.




Wednesday, June 4, 2014


So some poor guy has been found in the Phoenix area, dead from heatstroke.

I'm sorry.

Look, guys. Anyone that doesn't live in Arizona and is planning to come visit, listen good. We have four or five deaths every year-tourists, usually, that didn't realize how hot it can get here. Let me tell you something right now, it gets Damn Hot. You know what it was in Tucson today? 107 degrees.


Phoenix is usually a bit hotter.

So please, take my advice. Please. If you come down here, drink plenty of water. Don't hang out in the sun for too long. You can die very quickly from the heat. I see you rolling your eyes-they always do. Just listen to me, guys. I live here. I know. (Anyone else who lives here can back me up.)

Take precautions. Be careful. Shorts and a t-shirt and one little water bottle are not enough.

That was...depressing. The next update will be back to normal, I promise.