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The question of “done enough”

It's hard to say when a story is "done enough." It probably depends on who's involved. If you have an editor and/or a publisher involved, it's probably done enough when everyone agrees it's ready. If the story is just for you, it's done enough when you're done tinkering with it. It's when you're self-publishing, I [...]

a brief apology

So. Guess who's an idiot? It's me. There were some problems with forwarding my exploringtheattic emails to my primary email, so I haven't been seeing emails sent to this blog's contact address in a while. Whoops! The forwarding has been fixed, I feel like a moron, and I apologize to everyone who sent me an [...]

All I Want For Christmas Is a Better Goodreads

If I could get a present from the internet this year, I would want a Goodreads that allows for more finely-tuned tracking of the books I've read. Options like "I read this book more than once this year" would be a great start. A separate track for tracking audiobooks that puts them in the aggregate [...]

2017: the year of shopping the stash

2017 is around the corner, and I've decided on my new year's resolution. This year, I'm going to shop my stash. This morning I put my "Fly to the World from JAPAN // TRAVELER'S FACTORY" medallion on my Traveler's Notebook. But first I had to find it, which meant mounting a search since I'd forgotten where [...]

why thinking is a good idea, even when you’re excited

Argh. So. Yesterday I made UNFOLD available for preorder through Amazon.com. EXCITING TIMES!!!!!  aAnd because it's a sequel, I decided to list it and its predecessor, FOLD, as part of a series, which I chose to call Kitsune Tales. A search for "kitsune tales" in Amazon showed no similar series titles before the fold. However, [...]

UNFOLD is available for preorder!

A little over a year ago, I took the leap and published FOLD via Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing. Here's the description: When baby Kumiko was dying, her father begged the spirits in the forest to save her life. But years later, when a festival comes to the palace, the teenage princess escapes the confines of [...]

WARFAER

Starting to bubble on my next book, involving gamers, VR, and the lines between fiction and reality, and realized I need to create an in-book MMORPG for my protag to play and react to. Don't want to get into too many details, as things are still formulating, but I've decided to call it WarFaer. The [...]