Exciting News! (Also, Help!)

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Guys! Masque has been nominated for, and come out as a finalist in, the 2016 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards! Twice. Once in Best Novel, then again in Best Fantasy (High Fantasy/Sword and Sorcery). Whhhhhheeeeeeeeeeee! The finalists are now open to public votes, so if you’ve read and enjoyed Masque, please head […]

Gratitude And The Self-Publisher

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It’s a funny thing, this self-publishing business. You start out with reasonably realistic expectations–‘I’ll probably only sell a book per month at first’, and ‘It’ll take a long time to build that email list’–and you put your head down and work at the thing. You sell your book-per-month, and you feel grateful. You’re excited that there’s someone […]

Last Edits And Other Means Of Torture

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There’s this feeling you get after finishing a story. It’s something like: “Yes! I’m done now! It’s finished!” It’s completely wrong. Your brain is lying to you because it knows just how much work there is still to go. In comparison to what you’ve still got to do, writing the MS was the easiest thing […]

Fun Stuff Around The House: Chest Of Drawers

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I’m coming to the end of my 2 weeks of holidays. It’s been a great time, I’ve been amazingly productive (writing-wise, anyway), and I’ve managed to keep the house (relatively) clean. I’ve gone out, stayed in, read books, written lots; vacuumed, washed-up, polished, dusted, and consumed an immense amount of tea, pinapple lollies and muffins (English […]

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