Get The New Diving Novel Early!

As I crawled (typed, sobbed) my way to the end of the latest Diving Universe novel—all 260,000 words of it—I used the thought of a Kickstarter to get me through that experience. Why a Kickstarter? Because I wanted to share the false starts with long-term readers, and I figured giving those false starts away in a single book as a Kickstarter reward was the way to do that.

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Business Musings: Popcorn Bunnies (A Process Blog)

I could spend the next seven days on promotion and feel like I’m working at my writing full time. Seriously. I have the Fiction River Kickstarter to promote. I’m in a Storybundle with a Diving novella that might get more readers to the next book in the series, which will appear in mid-September.  I have […]

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The Month of News Begins With Deals And Other Fun Things

As those of you who support me on Patreon already know, my September will be busy, busy, busy when it comes to publications and promotions. (By the way, there are three Business Musings posts there that have not yet been on this site. I’m getting ahead, finally!) Today’s news involves a Storybundle. The great thing […]

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Psst! You! The Person Who Hasn’t Read Diving Yet! Do I Have A Deal For You…

In anticipation of Searching For The Fleet, which will appear in September, WMG Publishing is doing a major ebook promotion on the entire series. If you haven’t entered my Diving universe yet, now’s the time. You can get the first book—the award-winning Diving Into The Wreck—for free. The second book, City of Ruins, is 99 […]

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Business Musings: The Third 2017 Process Blog

My cat died in June. He wasn’t just any cat. He was what Dean and I call “a heart cat.” We have cats whom we love and cherish, and then we have special cats—the ones who simply take over our hearts and hold them hostage. Galahad was the best of the best, and we had him for fifteen years.

I’m telling you this not to get sympathy, but because Gally’s death factored into my process this summer. I knew he was going to go at some point, but he went fast. Fine one week, gone the next. Not as fast as our Ella, who literally died in an instant (vet thinks heart attack or stroke) in February, but still, faster than expected.

That, on top of the deaths of several friends since the first of the year, some close and some not as close as they once were, left me reeling. I hadn’t realized how down I was until I figured out that my writing had nearly ground to a halt.

In fact, the one thing that kept me going was the schedule I had drawn up earlier in the year…

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