Today we have a terrific guest post in IWSG blog by Michael J. Sullivan. If that name sound familiar it could be that you're read my raves about him before on this post. Or it just could be because he is a very, very successful hybrid author. And he's sharing tips on how he became so successful.
You can read about his journey to becoming a full time writer at IWSG. Though he doesn't mention it in that post, he is a very hard working writer. Not only does he write a lot of words every year, but he attends to his readers. He's a model for how writers should interact with their supporters. He answers emails, keeps up two blogs, tweets out his news on twitter and appears on blogs. If you reach out to Michael, he will answer.
It's no secret that I love epic fantasy. Michael's first series, The Riyria Revelations, is one of my favorite all time series. In my busy life, I don't have time to reread many books, but that series is falling apart from all the beloved readings. His characters are complex, fun and darkly heroic. I looking forward to starting Age of Myth, the first book in his next series when it's released tomorrow.
Spend the weekend attending graduation parties. One outstanding neighbor who will be going onto college on a football scholarship. Guess he won't be around to help shovel snow next winter. The other for a nephew's son. Made me fell a little old but he's the last one in the immediate family for a few years.
Writing is going pretty good and I'm finally catching up on the outside work. I'm wearing my hiking boots to do yard work to protect that darned ankle. Looking forward to Killjoys coming back on the SyFy channel this Friday.
I'm avoiding all talk of politics on this blog and on my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Mostly because like most of the would, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. No wonder people are intrigues by so many post-apocalyptic stories and why we love the super-heroes genre.
"An eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind." Mahatma Gandhi
And a disturbing fact for today. 25% of all vegetables consumed in the USA are french fries.
Do we really have to wait almost a year for Game of Thrones? Will Martin ever finish writing the book series? Do you even consider french fries as a vegetable? Have you read any of Sullivan's books?