I was nominated by SK Delph a few days ago to list seven things about myself as a writer that most
people don’t know.
Since I’ve been heavily active marketing over the last two years, there’s
not much that folks who follow me don’t know.
But I came up with a few things:
|As cold as the hole where my heart should be.|
1. My first “book” was actually culled together by stolen pieces from other authors. It disappeared, and that’s a good thing.
2. In high school, I was introduced to the “coldest haiku ever written”. I then set out to write one that was colder. I have no idea where my poem went or who wrote the one that inspired me. I got an A on the project.
3. Despite being a solid fantasy genre writer, my wife thinks that I write better romance. She constantly urges me to write more relationship/love stories.
|Kill it! KILL IT WITH FIRE!|
4. I love the true steampunk aesthetic (as opposed to female models dressed in skimpy/revealing clothes and a pair of goggles). If you ever feel the need to prove yourself, something from the Datamancer collection would cement us forever.
5. Almost every name of a main character or place has meaning. If you can figure it out, you’ll know about a plot-twist or upcoming event.
6. I’m very concerned about the logic of my plots. So much so that I enlist specific beta-readers to challenge the way the events go down. I’m willing to rewrite whole chapters, or vast sections if the logic doesn’t work.
7. I like to drink a 44 oz Dr Pepper from the Circle K across the street. I do this almost unconsciously as I write, to the point that I won’t even realize it’s empty. I’ll attempt, three or four times, to take one more drink before I recognize that I’ve had my last some time ago.
Thanks SK. This was a lot of fun!