Why I Write, And Some Stuff About Sales And Money And Shit Like That

Posted by Shannon Haddock on December 31, 2016 in Uncategorized |

I recently tabulated how many copies of my books have sold and been given away freely across all sales channels in the entire time they’ve been out . . . and how much money I’ve made. There seems to be an unwritten code amongst poorly selling self-published authors that we don’t talk about the money.  […]


Pretend It Says Something Clever Here

Posted by Shannon Haddock on December 23, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Just because you don’t want your hero to have a peaceful walk through the woods every time doesn’t mean every single time he enters them he should end up up a tree, that’s on fire, with wolves surrounding the base of it. For the less metaphorically minded, I’m saying give your characters a break every […]


Help Me Make A Decision

Posted by Shannon Haddock on December 14, 2016 in Uncategorized |

I have a secret project up my sleeve.  For this secret project, I need to have one of my longer stories fully revised and edited and all that fun stuff in the next month or so. These are the ones that are completed but not yet published.  Please either comment to tell me which one you […]


Cross-posted from my personal Facebook page

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 10, 2016 in Uncategorized |

I’m not going to bother with editing this to make it relevant to here.  I just need to make some things clear everywhere I can right now.  The last paragraph applies to anyone reading this blog too. I believe whole-heartedly in freedom of speech. I think it’s, possibly, the most important freedom we have. That […]


Neil Gaiman Quote

Posted by Shannon Haddock on October 8, 2016 in Uncategorized |

I’d just typed a long, rambling blogpost, only to find this while looking for a different quote, that sums up what I’d said much more succinctly.  This is probably why he’s a Hugo winner, and I can’t even give away some of my books. “Fiction can show you a different world. It can take you […]


What IS Space Opera?!

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 29, 2016 in Uncategorized |

I was trying to write a blogpost griping about two plots I see far too often in space opera published in the past several years, and praising a Mike Resnick book I just finished for being so very, very different than those plots.  I hit a snag.  A very, very big snag:  I needed to […]



Cool article on how medieval books were protected from theft

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 24, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Chain, Chest, Curse: Combating Book Theft in Medieval Times


How my reading plan for 2015 fared

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 19, 2015 in Uncategorized |

In a moment of being extremely OCD last year, I started writing reading plans . . . lists of books I was going to be reading on specific days, like so: EVERYDAY, READING TO REVIEW:  Book A Monday:  Classic SF:  Book B Tuesday:  Rereads:  Book C and so on, with the last list being non-fiction […]


NaNoWriMo Starts Tomorrow

Posted by Shannon Haddock on October 31, 2015 in Uncategorized |

And I’m a little sad not to be doing it.  I know I wrote a whole blogpost about why I’m not doing it, but still, I miss it.  I miss the competitiveness of it all mostly, I think.  The competition with myself mostly, the trying to beat my last five minute word war word count […]

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Fuck you, Microsoft Word

Posted by Shannon Haddock on October 2, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Microsoft Word fucking hates me. I’ve long suspected this; today, I have proof. I noticed a couple of places in a short story I was about to submit where, for no apparent reason, there were smart quotes instead of boring ass quotes.  (Well, I think I know the reason for some:  I forgot to turn […]

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