Today’s episode is in response to a couple of comments I encountered this week, about writing, and the kind of attitudes ‘proper’ authors should have. I felt a bit uncomfortable with both statements, so I’ve recorded a little talk where I dig into my feelings a little. It’s just another data point but I hope some folks find it useful to hear a different perspective.
I round off the episode by thanking some listeners who’ve supported me, and by talking about some plans I’ve got to try to make what now seems like a very intimidating target of 1500 sales in the first week of release (May 2!) come true.
If you’d like to support me, the podcast and all the things I’m putting out into the world, if you like what I do and would like me to do more of it, and if you’d like to be the first to read my brand new novel, please help me by pre-ordering a copy of THE ICE HOUSE. It’s got an old lady pulled out of retirement for one last job, a 400-year-old forensic pathologist field medic battle nun looking to bring down an empire, psychedelics, dungeon crawls, jungle adventures, a locked-room murder mystery, intrigue, romance, minotaurs, a secret testing facility, giant sentient beetles, immortal mutant aristocrats, knife fights, an angel, larceny and ancient menaces rising from the depths. You’re going to dig it and it helps me so much. Here are some places you can order now:
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