Current Projects
Stormlight 4 & 5 outlining
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Starsight (Skyward 2) final proofread
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Stormlight 4 rough draft
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MTG: Children of the Nameless release
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SPIN STATE review

It certainly took me long enough to get around to this one. It sat on my shelf for a good year. (sigh) That’s one of the problems with going back to school—it’s sapped a lot of my time. I was able to get some decent reading done over the summer, but I’m not doing so Read the full article…


Chapter Three

Okay, folks. Last sample chapter is up:   Chapter Three.   Unfortunately, this is the last of the chapters I’m allowed to post for ELANTRIS. Since MISTBORN isn’t coming out for a year and a half, this is the last bit of Brandony goodness you’ll get for some time.   However, Sprig is working on Read the full article…


The Zen of Copyediting

I think I’ve come to something of an understanding with my copy editor. I’ve come to acknowledge that most of her changes–even the ones to my dashes–are appropriate. She’s forced me to think about my style, and to only force those dashes that I really think enhance the story. This is a good thing. There Read the full article…


My Superpower Manifests Itself Again

I’ve lost two pencils so far while I’ve been sitting here doing the copy edit. I have quite the supernatural power. I haven’t moved–I’ve remained in the same seat, working through the manuscript. Yet, I’ve still managed to make two pencils disappear. I’m on my third right now. I hope I finish the manuscript before Read the full article…


EUOLogy #6 Explanation

This idea–Stephen King vs. James Joyce–is something I’ve thought about for a long time. In a thousand years, which author will be considered to have had more of an influence over twentieth-century culture? Which author will be considered more successful? I go back and forth on the topic. I’m glad to finally get an editorial Read the full article…


Copy Edit

So, the galleys are here. I’ve got twelve days to re-read and approve changes on about seven hundred pages. I’m beginning to understand how musicians feel regarding their ‘hit’ songs–they play them so often that they grow to dislike them. Well, I’m working on the tenth draft of this book, so. . .yeah. Fortunately, this Read the full article…


Rush Writes

I wrote a really cool rant in my creative writing class today, but my teacher filched it (stupid ‘turning in assignments…’). So, rather than waiting for it to get handed back, I’m going to try and recreate it here. You see, in this creative writing class, our teacher likes to have us do something called Read the full article…


Not about Michael Moore

Apparently, the galleys are on their way. After reading through a discussion on the TWG forum, I’m not exactly sure what galleys are any more–but I’m getting some. I, uh, hope that they’re galley-ish. Switching gears, I’d like to respond to my dear friend Robison . He seems to have heard something somewhere about bloggers Read the full article…


EUOLogy #5

New column is up. I had a lot of fun with this one. Maybe too much fun, to judge from reader reactions. Some people thought it got just a little too silly. Now, I’ll admit that there are a lot of people who can do silly better than myself, but generally I think we don’t Read the full article…


Lightsabers Are Fun

The cover proofs came in the mail today. That was a glorious event–now I actually have something physical I can show people. (Rather than just saying ‘Hey, look at my computer. That picture is going to be my cover!’) In other notes. . .hum. I met someone who really likes James Joyce today. I started Read the full article…


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