The Room With the Wind
A new milestone

Thank you for over 1,000 views! When I started this blog, I don’t think I expected to hit this many views in less than a year.

A new milestone

Thank you for over 1,000 views! When I started this blog, I don’t think I expected to hit this many views in less than a year.

The professional author

I have been doing a lot of research into this business of getting my book out there. I have the online channels covered for ebook distribution, but another aspect is the physical book. Bookstores aren’t dead yet, and I think it’s short-sighted to write them off. I’ve looked up a few bookstores in Montréal and even contacted one for details on their consignment policy.

business card address labels

With this in mind, I…

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iceemoon:

"i’m 10% german, 14% danish, 15% norwegian, 7% …"

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Being published is not a necessary validation or a path everyone wants to take with their work. Writing—and finishing—a novel is a great thing in itself, whether or not the book is published, or becomes widely-read or not.
Garth Nix, on the best ways to create. (via lettersandlight)

findingschmomo:

chloehenderson:

noctstiel:

noctstiel:

If they show sports events at bars why don’t they show tv shows?

someone should get to making a fandom bar.

no but can you imagine? fandom themed drinks, tv show maraton nights, discount to cosplayers, and special season finale events.

WHY ISNT THIS A THING??!!

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Destiny-oriented goals

I managed to not write a single word for Destiny last week. Granted, I covered lots of ground on Yggdrasil and wrapped up my second draft.

Destiny-oriented goals

I managed to not write a single word for Destiny last week. Granted, I covered lots of ground on Yggdrasil and wrapped up my second draft.

Second draft of Climbing Yggdrasil

Second draft of Climbing Yggdrasil is complete!

The second draft of Climbing Yggdrasil is finished!

yggdrasil ending

I had broken one chapter into three, in order to give the events of that chapter time to build and breathe. I really struggled with the second and third of those chapters, then I went off the scripted path and discovered meaning there, I ran with it, and it worked.

I came up with a “final” version of my blurb to send off to Ellie for the cover.…

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Mercury Power, Make Up!

I’m the pretty suited guardian of love and intellect, Sailor Mercury! 

Douse yourself in water, and repent!

Yeah, Sailor Moon’s transformation sequence just isn’t as cool anymore…

shylocks:

"If the protagonist is queer, and the story doesn’t revolve around romance, then why is the protagonist queer in the first place if it’s largely irrelevant? I’m simply curious"

If the protagonist is straight, and the story doesn’t revolve around romance, then why is the protagonist straight in the first place if it’s largely irrelevant? I’m simply curious

I’m totally going to have different sexualities represented in all of my books, because it’s such bullshit to read all these books where there are only heterosexuals. It’s totally not representative of the way things truly are.

Fiction gives us empathy: it puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gifts of seeing the world through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.
Neil Gaiman- Fahrenheit 451 Introduction (via dortheaisles)