I Didn’t Hate It #3

I feel like a new person after that hiatus. I have transcended into a being that can pump out, on average, 1,000 words per hour. I have no idea how I achieved such a feat.

On the lighter side, the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers are running a Kickstarter for Kaleidocast’s second season. There’s a collective short story, “It Began In Red Hook,” authored by a pantheon of great authors. How cool is that?

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I Didn’t Hate It #2

Hiatus ends on Friday, so I’m back to writing on Saturday. My deadline for my graduate school project got pushed to 4 days earlier. Moving is already giving me the anxieties. The next two weeks are going to be fascinating.

On the lighter side, the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers are running a Kickstarter for Kaleidocast’s second season. Support emerging voices in the broken Brooklyn storyscape.

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Reading Recap: July 2017

RRJuly2017July 2017 was the inaugural edition of #QBFFsRead, in which me and Elliott Junkyard read a new queer book every week. The books I read this week either have LGBT characters, strong themes around sexuality and identity, or both.

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I Didn’t Hate It #1

Every week, I’m going to write briefly about any writing or otherwise updates. Figured after a week of not writing would be a great place to start. Jo’s been on hiatus for 7 days, y’all.

Why “I Didn’t Hate It”? Because I’m too hard on myself all the time and it felt like an appropriate update title.

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Writing is Hard Part 1: Hiatus

Originally, this was going to be about how I always hit a point in my writing where I want to delete my book. Turns out, it was just a symptom of burning out. So, I’m talking about the necessity to take a break sometimes and common thought processes that can interrupt it.

(Photo by Ilham Rahmansyah on Unsplash)

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Author to Author with Elliott Junkyard

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Elliott and I are bona fide internet contacts turned critique partners turned best friends (who are probably the same person). He took some time to answer a few questions on self-inserts, inspiration, and when short form accidentally turns serial.  You can find his work here. It’s also his birthday month.

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Reading Recap: June 2017

RRJune2017June 2017 was a month I spent at book conventions. My TBR has exploded and it’s time I definitely got a bookshelf. Except, this month, I have to find a new apartment that can fit a new bookshelf. But first, here are the books I read in June. The rest comes later.

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