Musings from a published author...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Writer Wakes Up

My first short story was published in issue #49 of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine. I've been slowly waking up ever since.

Would-be comic book publishers. Publishers who go out of business before they can cut the check or sign the contract. Agents who are well meaning, yet out-of-their-league. And slime buckets who bully, lie, and hold your intellectual property in a death grip... I've faced all of them over the past 11 years.

But I've finally woken up. I've finally taken control of my writing career. I've finally realized that all of the traditional alliances and contracts the publishing industry has brainwashed writers into thinking they need, are nothing more than hindrances... inspiration vampires that need helpless dreamers to survive.

Well, no more publishers. No more agents. No more letting others guide my destiny. I'm wide awake now, and I have work to do.

In the next few weeks I'll reveal my bold, new plans for the Noggle Stones franchise. The books, archery line, card game, and role-playing game are just the start. Now that I've shed the dead weight, abandoned the false hopes, and set a new course, the dreaming is over... and the day has just begun.