I'm heading out this week for Star Wars Celebration Europe, so posting on the site might be a little lighter than usual. Especially since I'll be in Europe for more than two weeks. I don't know what sort of access I'll have to the Internet, and I'll be pretty focused on having the sorts of experiences in foreign countries that I hope will enrich my writing.
And then all the Star Wars stuff.
I'm on one panel at Star Wars Celebration: Amy Ratcliffe and I are doing a live double-podcast on Thursday, July 15th. We're actually the first panel at the convention. We're doing a joint Full of Sith/Lattes With Leia episode and I couldn't be more excited about it.
This week has been crazy preparing to travel to Europe, so that's why this post has been late this week. And I wanted to make sure you all knew why posts might be erratic for the rest of the month.
I'll be doing live streams from both my writing facebook and the Full of Sith facebook throughout the trip if you want to keep up with me that way. I'll also be doing some live blogging and tweeting from the convention. And I'm sure my Instagram will be full of trip pictures.
I think it's important to take trips for conventions, for sure. You make contacts, meet people, have fun and learn, sure. But it's almost more important to take trips that aren't conventions so you can learn more and meet different sorts of people and have experiences that can filter their ways into your writing. You never know what bit of life experience will filter into your work, so it's important to go out there and have those experiences so that your writing will be more authentic.
As for my writing lately, I did a joint column with Jame Greene from Roarbots and GeekDad about the best episode of The Clone Wars for StarWars.Com (you can read that here.)
I've also been working my ass off getting ahead on my deadlines for while I'm gone. In the last week, I've turned in 7 different pieces for release over the next few months, just so I could keep up.
I've also continued working on revisions for my epic fantasy novel, begun writing my new epic sci-fi novel, and plotted the first short story for my Patreon backers. You can actually watch me write that story live if you contribute at $10 per story or more. Check out my Patreon for more info on that.
As a reminder: You can join my short story Patreon here.
The Aeronaut and Escape Vector are still out and still need your purchases and reviews. If nothing else, they can use you telling people about them. If you want signed copies, visit the shop here on this page.
Also! here's the full list of "rules and guidelines" I've been collecting over my years of studying writing advice and process.
As far as my work outside of all this: There's a lot of great stuff on Big Shiny Robot! and Full of Sith for you.