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July Update

Summer is going by pretty fast y’all, and with it, a whole lot of not-writing. As I mentioned last month, I was in a car wreck at the beginning of May, and I am still recovering from that. I still can’t sit at my desk for too long without pain, but I started physical...

June Update

I spent all day today making two separate D&D characters and totally forgot it was the first of the month (which says a lot about how May went), so here is a belated update. I was in a car wreck at the beginning of May (hydroplaned on the interstate, hit the median...

May Update

My forced writing break at the end of March ended up stretching into the first half of April as I had literally no motivation to work on my book.  I would sit down at my computer and immediately want to do something else. So I read a few books, tried my hand at a...

April Update

March was a difficult month. I’m trying to stick to a minimum of three sentences as my daily goal, which has lessened a lot of pressure I had been putting on myself to reach a certain word count every day, but as the month went on, I realized I had other problems to...

March Update

February was a bit of a disappointment. Due to stress over some personal issues, I stopped writing in the middle of the month because I had absolutely zero motivation, and what writing I did get done in the first half of the month was minimal. I was in such an...

February Update

January was a pretty good writing month, and while I wish I would have written more than I did, I worked almost every weekday (I only missed three days, and one of those was a federal holiday, so not too shabby). It feels good to get the year off to a good start, and...

2017: Sales & Earnings (Year in Review, Part II)

Since many of my followers on social media showed interest in such a post, here is a breakdown of my sales and earnings for 2017. I’m going to base this off of a combination of royalty statements received from my publisher and personal sales by hand. It will not be...

January Update

December was a rather unproductive month. I did very little writing, and very little else for that matter. The holidays are always such a distraction that it’s difficult to stick to any sort of writing schedule between Thanksgiving and the New Year, so I rarely bother...

2017: Year in Review

As I’m fairly certain I won’t get any more writing done this year, time to do the 2017: Year in Review! This is going to be a bit more lengthy and personal than my usual updates, so bear with me. This year kinda sucked. I didn’t publish anything new. I didn’t get the...

December Update and Some News

November was an insane month of writing as I attempted NaNoWriMo yet again. This year, I started a new novel, THE MERMAID AND THE BEAST, which has been a lot of fun to write, but once again, I failed to reach 50,000 words by the end of the month. This is the last...

Why I Hate NaNoWriMo 🖕

As anyone who has followed me on social media for the last month (or last several years) knows, I hate NaNoWriMo. I’ve attempted it almost every year since college (I forget exactly what year I first tried, either 2007 or 2008), and I have never once written 50,000...

Halfway Through NaNoWriMo Update!

Quick NaNoWriMo update! Yesterday was the midpoint for the month, and I’m at just over 28,000 words for THE MERMAID AND THE BEAST. A couple of things: 1) Two straight weeks of writing, and I’m starting to feel the drag of writing every single day. I never write on the...

November Update

October turned out to be a really productive month. I worked on preliminary stuff for THE MERMAID AND THE BEAST and ended up writing (and posting) four new chapters of DARK LORD IN TRAINING. I also plotted out the remainder of the book, and I’m looking at roughly...

October Update

September was a fairly laid back month for me. I wrote a couple of chapters of DARK LORD IN TRAINING, did some brainstorming work on both my untitled epic fantasy and THE MERMAID AND THE BEAST, and even wrote a little bit on the latter to try to get a feel for it. I...

September Update

August was a heck of a month. I finished the second draft of REBEL ENGINEER and sent the proposal for that off to my publisher, which was my goal. I forgot how much I hate writing synopses. August Word Counts: Blog posts: 365 Book reviews: 215 Epic Fantasy: ~1,500...

August Update

July was move month, so most of my time was spent packing, moving, and unpacking, plus trying to clean up the old house to get it ready to sell. I did get a little writing done here and there, which surprised me. No progress on REBEL ENGINEER, unfortunately. I wanted...

July Update

Not much to report for June. I started editing REBEL ENGINEER but didn't make much progress on that. I've had a hard time finding the proper motivation to work on it. Otherwise, I got an idea for a new book in June that would not let me go (THE LITTLE MERMAID meets...

June Update

May came and went to quickly, and now it's June. I didn't write much at all last month since I just finished the first draft of REBEL ENGINEER in April and wanted to let that rest for a bit before starting revisions. We are also (unexpectedly) in the process of buying...

ConQuesT 48 Schedule!

If you'll be in the Kansas City area this weekend, I'll be participating in a few panels and otherwise hanging out at ConQuesT! Come see me! https://conquest482017.sched.com/speaker/brookenomicon

May Update

April was a relatively slow month for writing, but good news! I finished the first draft of REBEL ENGINEER at 48,395 words (about 13,395 words over my original target word count and two months later than I wanted to be done with it, but c'est la vie.) April Word...

April Update

I spent nearly half of March away from my desk—multiple author appearances, a weekend of nine panels and several hours of table time at AnomalyCon, and a week of road-tripping for Spring Break—so I didn’t get as much writing done as hoped I would. I wanted to finish...

March Update

How is it already March!? Ugh, this year... My primary goal for February was to finish the first draft of REBEL ENGINEER (Chroniker City #2.5), and while I made lots of progress, I still have a long way to go before I write "The End". I'm a little over halfway through...

February Update

January was a bit of a disappointment. I started out really strong, and then, of course, illness inevitably struck (thanks, dear toddler), and I’ve spent the latter half of the month taking care of a sick toddler and feeling like garbage. The inauguration did nothing...

Accidental Political Relevance and Real World Villainy

So, ever since the election, and especially since the president’s inauguration, I have had a really hard time finding the creative muster to write. And since the inauguration and all the news that has come out of that—the slew of executive orders, intentional...

Chroniker City Novella Writing Update

writing update! i’m making progress on plotting my next Chroniker City book, which will be a novella from Emmerich’s perspective while he is working in Paris, set during the events of The Guild Conspiracy. i’m excited to get started on this, and i expect i’ll get to...

2016 Recap

Despite, 2016 being a generally shit year overall, I got a lot of writing done, hit some exciting milestones in my writing career, and read a lot of really amazing books. And now that we’re at the end of the year, it’s time to look back at what I accomplished, and...

December Update

Last month, I attempted to write 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo, using the month to jumpstart a new draft of The Wizard’s Heart, now titled Written in the Sands and Stars. I managed to stay on pace until the election happened, and I sort of lost my momentum after that. I...

A NaNoWriMo Post

We’re at the final stretch now, with only three days left in this insane month of novel-writing! If you’re on target for NaNoWriMo, then you should have 46,666 words by the end of the day. If you’re like me and fell behind at some point in the month, you may have a...

November Update

Just a quick update this month! Upcoming Events I will be at Geek the Library November 19th, from 10:00am - 4:30pm at Rogers Public Library, signing and selling copies of my books, and I'll be talking about what it takes to write a novel to anyone interested. I will...

Author Events

I wrote a post over on The Scriptors blog about doing author events: http://thescriptors.com/author-events/ It’s overwhelming and downright scary to think about all of the future appearances I’ll be putting in over the course of next year, but in truth, it’s something...

October Update

It's October! The absolute best month of the year, and with it, a new website! My old website was rather static and difficult to update, so I decided to revamp the entire thing with the help of Jaime from PureNyx Designs for better functionality and easy...

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