Year 5 of My 5-10 Year Overnight Success Plan

Year 5 of My 5-10 Year Overnight Success Plan

Well, one of the hallmarks of my annual plan update seems to be posting it later and later every year. This year I’ve somehow made it to June with a combination of being busy/forgetful/procrastinating. In part, that’s a good thing because I’ve reached a point in my...
Inside Scoop on Black Ocean

Inside Scoop on Black Ocean

As I started planning 2017’s 4 Black Ocean missions, I realized that the main story is coming to a close. But even though the characters have decided to spread their wings, and live off-camera (for at least a while), I wanted to make sure the end is satisfying...
Year 4 of My 5-10 Year Overnight Success Plan

Year 4 of My 5-10 Year Overnight Success Plan

So… January 31st marks the 4th bookiversary of Firehurler. I’ll have been a self-published author for four full years. At this point, I have vague recollections of an office job in some sort of engineering field. It just seems like such a stark contrast from my...
What’s coming in 2017?

What’s coming in 2017?

“The time has come,” the Writer said, “To write of other things. Of robots, clones, and aliens, Of shadowbloods, and kings. And why V.R. is killing us, And why spaceships have wings.” “But wait a bit,” the Readers cried. “We haven’t read your last. For some of us are...
Worldbuilding: Cultural Values

Worldbuilding: Cultural Values

What separates one culture from another. It’s more than clothes and language, though those are important for making them look and feel distinct from one another. No, what makes two cultures unique are cultural values. These are the traits that, as a society, are...