Why I failed Nanowrimo, and how I’ll be doing things going forward

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 30, 2014 in Jake's Last Mission, NaNoWriMo, Writing process |

I failed at Nanowrimo this year, but I’m okay with this. There are reasons I could have failed that I wouldn’t be okay with, things that would boil down to just laziness, but that wasn’t the case this time.  True, there may have been a day or two in there where I played around on […]

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How Do You Choose What To Read?

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 20, 2014 in GI Joe praise, InCryptid praise, Kingkiller Chronicles praise |

As part of learning how best to market my books, I’ve read many things that purport to tell how people choose books.  The fact that none of these reports, blogs, etc. say the same thing makes all of them a bit suspect, to my mind.  The one I remember clearest right now said that a […]

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Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 17, 2014 in Uncategorized |

This particular book of mine has cheap ftl, aliens, an attacking robot, and giant man-eating insects.  Non-fiction.


Interview with me about Jake’s Last Mission and general update

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 15, 2014 in Uncategorized |

This finally ran today, long enough after it happened that the answer to “What are you working on next?” is inaccurate, so just ignore that part.  The rest is still valid though, so if you’ve been wanting more info about the novella, click here to find out more.  Also, if you follow the link to […]


This is a thing of beauty and profundity

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 9, 2014 in Uncategorized |



NaNoWriMo progress and WIP update, November edition

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 8, 2014 in NaNoWriMo, No More Lies, Writing process |

NaNoWriMo for me this year is more about developing a regular writing routine that about reaching 50k words.  That said, I’ve not been doing remarkably well at achieving either goal due to starting the month with a nasty cold that turned into a minor sinus infection.  Fuck you, germs. I’ve gotten 9885 words, a third […]

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Can we quit saving the universe all the time, please?

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 6, 2014 in Firefly praise, Rants |

In an interesting bit of serendipity, I read a wonderful short story recently, “Freedom, Spiced and Drunk” by M.C.A. Hogarth, that provides a wonderful example of what I was planning to talk about today. Today’s topic is:  Not every sf/f story needs to be about saving the world/galaxy/universe. I know this should be bloody obvious, but […]

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