PANDEMIC is out one week from today, and as always when I have a new release coming out, my kick-ass fans are asking me a two-part question: what helps you the most, buying from Amazon or buying in a store, and which is better for [...]Continue Reading →
That’s a harsh title to a post, isn’t it? Maybe, but I think it’s accurate. For those that only read a headline and one paragraph before screaming with Righteous Internet Outrage™, please see these points first:
There is nothing wrong with buying an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of a book. There is nothing wrong with selling [...]Continue Reading →
This month, thousands of working and aspiring writers are banging out a 50,000-word novel as part of National Novel Writing Month, or “NaNoWriMo.” The challenge is to write 50k in 30 days. Since the experience involves a lot of new-ish or first-time writers who struggle about halfway through, [...]Continue Reading →
The peeps over at Goodreads are running a giveaway of the INFECTED paperback. It’s part of the promotion for PANDEMIC, which is out Jan. 21, 2014. Continue Reading →
NSFW fiction, read it for free
As an author, sometimes you come up with this really killer idea that you know people are going to love. And sometimes (which is most of the time), you later find out that your really killer idea has either already been done, or — for scifi writers — kind of “came true” before you could get the story to the public. And when that happens, it sucks.
The story below was intended for our upcoming short story collection FIRE IS ORANGE. I finished it months ago and thought I was oh-so-clever. It is about a disturbed person finding creative ways to utilize a next-gen Google Glass. Then one day I was listening to NPR, and what did I hear? That’s right, a story about people who had hacked the current gen of Google Glass to create the same possibilities I listed in the story.
Boom: just like that, a forward-thinking story becomes dated and obsolete. The longer I wait to release this story, the more tired and cliché it will sound.
FIRE IS ORANGE won’t be out for many moons, so, ARealGirl and I decided to put it out now, for free, on this here site.Continue Reading →
I’m halfway through the first draft of my next book, something completely new that isn’t even in the Siglerverse. I’m doing 3k words a day against a thorough outline. The full book is slated at 80k words.
That’s right, it’s not an INFECTED sequel, and it’s not a GFL novel or novella (I start [...]Continue Reading →
At the end of 2011, I set a rather ambitious goal of writing 1,000,000 new words of fiction in 2012. Emphasis on the word “new” — editing doesn’t count, blog posts don’t count, the only thing [...]Continue Reading →