2018 was a rough year. I started off the year working on the Wayfarer project, only to shift to Android development due to the technical requirements of the project. Mobile is a new medium for me, but I’m enthusiastic about what opportunities might arise from this.
Writing about the future is writing in the shadows of monuments that haven’t yet risen. They’re the building blocks of the tenebrous virtual world you’re constructing, and when you’re writing near-future-fiction you’re more acutely aware of how these monuments shift and transform and rise and fall. You do your best to pin them down with imagination and words, but sooner or later you’ll live long enough to emerge from the shadows and see just how wrong you were.
After seven years of publishing my books, I’m going to raise my prices. I go into detail here, but long story short is that my expenses have increased, and I think my novels are worth at least $5.
It’ll probably be a week or two before I raise my prices, so if you’re on the fence about picking anything up, now’s the time.
Hey guys. Last month I was asked to give a presentation to the Chicago Steampunk Collective. Here’s how it went.
I have a confession to make.
I’ve been self-publishing ebooks for 7 years, and I only just now got a kindle.
I picked up a paperwhite, and it’s pretty neat. Not only is it a lot easier on the eyes than my phone was, but it automatically goes to sleep when the case is closed. Pretty nifty, if you ask me.
More importantly, it lets me read again, and I have a lot to catch up on.
A new year, a new you, a new me. Here’s what I’ll be up to in 2018.
It’s been what, seven or eight months? Time to go into Taoscordian Games’s plan for 2018.
Self-Publishing saved my life. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
In 2010 I was broke and homeless, couch surfing and living off the fumes of a never terribly vibrant bank account. I hadn’t been able to find any freelance gigs in months, and it’d been far loger since I’d been anything other than self-employed. I was registered with several creative temp agencies, and would occasionally score an interview or two.
As a creative professional with a lot of different projects up in the air at any given time, I’m always looking for ways to improve my productivity and better organize my workflow. I’ve tried a number of different methods, and the latest iteration involves what is known as a bullet journal.
I’ve been nominated for the Chicago Reader’s “Best of Chicago” Best Novelist award. I have no idea what twist of fate has led to my name alongside Mary Robinette Kowal, Kathleen Rooney, and Stacey Ballis, but I full intend to take advantage of this glitch in the matrix before it corrects itself.
My latest novel, Network Protocol, has also been nominated for “Best New Novel.” What?
So g’wan. If you’re a fan of what I write, vote for me. It’d be a huge help, even if I don’t win.
Go to the Ballot, click on my name. It might have you sign up or just give your email address. Oh, and you’ll have to disable adblock to get it to work. I appreciate your sacrifice. You can also vote for Network Protocol.