Your First Book Will Stink

And that’s ok. So does mine. It’s not terrible by any means, but it’s no masterpiece. Totally normal. Everyone stinks their first time. That’s what gives us room to grow. But that’s the hard part: Growing. See, you have to want to get better to be better. You have to do the work, put in […]

State of the Conq

Hey y’all. What a month it’s been! The final draft of my novel is nearly complete. I’ve polished off the first couple hundred pages. Reworked a few scenes. Corrected some misspellings. Tossed junk that didn’t belong. Fun stuff. As a result, I regret I have been neglecting Optimist’s Umbrella and my historical Twitter project. I […]

Fallow Period Ends

Hey guys! Well, it’s been a month or so. Time to get back to work! I’ll be polishing up Emerald Sword with some help from friends and editors and editor-friends. Final draft should be done by mid-June at the latest. I’ll also be reorganizing and revamping older blog posts over at Optimist’s Umbrella. So, be […]