Why I Shudder: The Top Three Worst Feelings

It happens every fucking time: I start to get the hang of things, and then the world goes to pieces. It’s like, I take two seconds for a break because I’m fucking tired, and the universe decides that this respite is unacceptable, so it sends shit raining from the sky, the gigantic turds landing in my “shit to do” pile. Next thing you know, I’m … Continue reading Why I Shudder: The Top Three Worst Feelings

Procrastinating + Writing = Bullshit of the Highest Order

Let’s be honest with each other, shall we? Procrastination is always in the job description, whether it’s disguised as waiting for a manuscript to “mature”(yes, I did once meet an author who described waiting for his work in progress to mature, like it was a fucking hunk of cheese. I barely managed to stop myself from punching his pretentious face), or being upfront with yourself and … Continue reading Procrastinating + Writing = Bullshit of the Highest Order

How To Use Your Beta Readers

Maybe it’s my paranoia talking, but I really didn’t like the idea of just attaching my big-ass manuscript to an email and sending it to strange beta readers with a smiling emoji: hey, read my shit, why don’t you? Look, I’m smiling! That didn’t seem like the safest bet because a) stranger danger, and b) how are they supposed to know what I want them to … Continue reading How To Use Your Beta Readers