Writing, as I’ve said, is the hardest easy thing I’ve ever done. And if you can wrap your gray matter around that conundrum, then you’re already well on your way to becoming addicted to the craft. That recently proved true as I was approaching the second book in my new urban fantasy series, Nine Shot… Continue reading Me and Major Kong, A-Bomb Cowboys.
I want to break off a piece of inspiration for you today, if I may. Moreover, I want to use one of my favorite games to do so. Such is the power of the geek to apply what is considered “mere entertainment” to life. The game is Overwatch. It’s a silly, brightly-colored first-person team shooter.… Continue reading Be that Hero
Remember that terrible moment of pre-release I mentioned in my last article? Yeah. We’re past that now. My new novel is officially out in the wild! Months of work, planning, fretting, and scrambling have culminated in the Release Day(tm) extravaganza. Hell, I even had one guy who tore through the digital version in one sitting.… Continue reading My New Novel is out! What now?
I’m about to release another novel. I’m terrified. And that’s okay. Let me back up a bit before I continue. This article’s as much for my benefit as anyone else. Sure, I’m hoping some reader out there will take some comfort from this meandering string of phrases, but chiefly it’s more about getting my mental… Continue reading Release Fears
Been a bit since I covered some news tidbits about what I’ve been working on, so this post is going to serve double duty. How? Because some of this news relates to things I want to hear from YOU on. Yes, you, on the other side of this techno-magic screen. I need your feedback on… Continue reading State of the Xero, March 2017
Hi. I’m Xero. See below. Pleasure to meet ya. I think it’s time we had a little chat, because it’s been a long road from there to now. One year and change, in point of fact, since I began a regimen of medication and mindfulness to help me get a handle on both my anxiety… Continue reading The Road Thus Far
Friday, January 20th. It’s a moment where I desperately need to pry a thought out of my head. I expect some of you might feel the same way. My wife has a terrible phobia of bees, wasps, yellowjackets; really, anything that flies and stings and makes a home best described with the word “hive”. Phobia… Continue reading We already fear Fear itself.