Strange Days

Monday, August 4, 2014

…or, possibly, strange careers. Like writing. I realized the other day that while I’ve been writing like a madman for at least twelve months, the three books I’ve…

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A Few Outlining Thoughts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer sure has been busy here at Jones central, but it’s been pleasant. My second Paizo Pathfinder novel (second of the summer, I mean, because it’s fourth overall)…

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A New Day Dawns…

Monday, June 30, 2014

…or at least a new book. Today I start work on my new Paizo Pathfinder novel. Assuming the editorial team likes the title for the one I turned…

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Catching Up

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It felt very, very nice to turn over the draft of my new Paizo novel Sunday afternoon. I’ve titled it Beyond the Pool of Stars, but I don’t…

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Getting Near the End

Thursday, June 12, 2014

So I finally wrote The End on the bottom of my rough draft of my next book last night. I’ll spend the next week putting a polish on…

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Racing for the End

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I used to think that being a writer was glamorous, but now I realize it mostly consists of me staring at a computer screen and typing. Or pacing…

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Firefly Rewatch

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I’m still deep in draft and revision mode, but I wanted to mention that our family has been re-watching the Firefly series now that the kids are old enough…

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Gaining Pathfinder Steam

Friday, May 16, 2014

Yesterday I finally turned the corner on the new Pathfinder novel I’m writing. My writing process means that I go on with a very detailed plan, then write the book…

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On Resistance and Writing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I spend an awful lot of time talking about Resistance on this site, at least as Steven Pressfield defines it in The War of Art. Here’s another look…

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Genre Prejudice

Friday, March 28, 2014

It’s a lot easier for me to be generous about other genres than it used to be. I’m trying to decide if that has something to do with…

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