David Michael Williams2023-01-10T16:18:46-06:00January 10, 2023|Categories: News, Work in Progress|Tags: business of writing, current project, getting published, self-publishing, tough decisions, writing schedule|
Although it defies every fiber of my being, I’m entering the new year with fewer plans than ever. On one hand, it’s invigorating; on the other, terrifying.
David Michael Williams2022-12-06T21:37:50-06:00December 6, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: book marketing, business of writing, entertainment, my novels, self-marketing, tough decisions|
In the spirit of the holiday—or at least the commercialized customs that compel us to exchange commodities—I created a product wizard that matches readers to the book of mine they are most likely to enjoy.
David Michael Williams2022-06-07T15:25:13-05:00June 7, 2022|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: blog, characters, current project, editing, fantasy, Sir Larpsalot, The Curse of Er'Mah'Gerd, tough decisions|
There are some commonalities between revising drafts of traditional fiction and interactive fiction: you add what’s missing, multiply what’s working well, and subtract what doesn’t need to be there.
David Michael Williams2022-01-11T19:59:06-06:00January 11, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: business of writing, Magics Daughter, my novels, Sir Larpsalot, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, writing schedule|
Business planning and New Year’s resolutions have a lot in common. You look back at what you’ve accomplished over the past year and try to envision a better tomorrow. How can I improve? What are my goals?
David Michael Williams2021-12-07T15:03:47-06:00December 7, 2021|Categories: News, Work in Progress|Tags: blog, business of writing, Curmudgeons & Flagons, current project, fantasy, short stories, Sir Larpsalot, speculative fiction, The Curse of Er'Mah'Gerd, tough decisions, TTRPG, webcomic, writing schedule|
Ever since I started One Million Words LLC, I’ve tried to treat my fiction endeavors as a true-blue business. But while I consider myself a realist, I inevitably overbook myself.
David Michael Williams2021-04-13T14:28:36-05:00April 13, 2021|Categories: News, Work in Progress|Tags: creative process, current project, early writing, fantasy, sci-fi, science fiction, short stories, Sir Larpsalot, speculative fiction, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions|
I finally whittled down my stack of short stories to be included in my upcoming collection, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my ruthless beta readers.
David Michael Williams2021-03-09T14:02:15-06:00March 9, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: fantasy, good writing, tough decisions|
Even when I’m up to my elbows in editing or pounding out new plots, I try to make time to see what else is out there—because there’s some damn fine books being written.
David Michael Williams2021-02-09T17:15:37-06:00February 8, 2021|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: bad writing, book cover, current project, early writing, fantasy, genre fiction, good writing, sci-fi, science fiction, short stories, short story, Sir Larpsalot, speculative fiction, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions|
I plan to demonstrate the breath of my writing styles and embrace the many different spec-fic subgenres I enjoy—which only makes winnowing down the contenders for my short story collection that much more difficult.
David Michael Williams2020-12-15T14:35:01-06:00December 15, 2020|Categories: News, Work in Progress|Tags: current project, fantasy, Magics Daughter, my novels, sci-fi, short stories, short story, Sir Larpsalot, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, writing schedule|
COVID-19 caused major disruptions in almost everyone’s life in 2020. While I don’t want to diminish the seriousness of the pandemic and its consequences, I’ve found at least one silver lining: more time to work on my writing.
David Michael Williams2019-10-08T18:32:37-05:00May 14, 2019|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: current project, fantasy, my novels, sci-fi, science fiction, speculative fiction, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions|
As we creep closer to launch day, here’s an in-depth look at Book Three of The Soul Sleep Cycle...