Libraries, China, and Paper Tariffs

Early in 2018, news articles talked of publisher concerns. As the bulk of printing happens in China, rising tensions risked the increase of costs regardless of tariffs, but with the new tariffs in place, we're already seeing a rise. Larger groups like Penguin Random House and HarperCollins have started raising prices. In my little corner... Continue Reading →

My Brother’s Gift

December - a month of holidays. Snow blankets the ground, and - writing on Christmas Eve - my mind goes back to how difficult this year was. It's been a year of change. I left a doctoral program (and a huge grant). Faced with my sanity or my ego, I let the ego take the... Continue Reading →

Opening to Reviews and Other Updates

I will be opening myself to reviews this upcoming year. Partially because I have author friends who need reviews. Mostly because I want to start a BookTube channel, and I don't want to present myself as an authority on writing straight away. Will I talk about writing? Yes, definitely. I'll discuss my books, writing process,... Continue Reading →

Focus Issues

I have two modes: 1) hyperfocus and 2) no focus. This can be terrible in writing. With my doctoral work taking up most of my time, any extra time is generally dedicated to writing, but that doesn’t always work well if I can’t get my brain to saddle up with me. Because of this, I... Continue Reading →

Debating YouTube

The majority of humans seem to enjoy watching others. Specifically, interesting others. I mean, the fact that "people watching" exists says an awful lot. It's why realities shows do well. It's why youtubers do well. We like seeing what other people do, and if we can do that without being watched ourselves, all the better.... Continue Reading →

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