Essay–Finding The End

I’ve been working on my novel Flames for what seems like forever. I stopped writing it to work on The Black and then stopped writing on it again to get The Black: Arrival written and published. On top of that, I had to put off finishing the book one more time to finish Daemons of Garaaga. That’s a LOT of delays.

And that’s not even the whole story, so to speak. I wrote nearly 20k words before I dumped them and started over. Writers hate dumping that many words and I’m certainly no exception. But as the story grew in my mind, I knew I was on the wrong track. So a little scorched earth was the only way to go.

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The Black: Arrival–06

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And here we are, Fiendlings. The fifth episode of The Black: Arrival. The book is on sale right freakin’ now from Amazon.com. If you want to support the podcast (not to mention the bozo who records it and writes these tales), then go spend a little of your cash on an ebook or the trade paperback. Or hell, just pimp it. I’m just glad you’re here and you’re listening.

Basically, I NEED TO CLEAN OUT SOME SPACE FOR MORE BOOKS! So feel free to get your ass to shadowpublications.com and purchase yourself some goodies and support the podcast.

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The Black: Arrival–05

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And here we are, Fiendlings. The fifth episode of The Black: Arrival. The book is on sale right freakin’ now from Amazon.com. If you want to support the podcast (not to mention the bozo who records it and writes these tales), then go spend a little of your cash on an ebook or the trade paperback. Or hell, just pimp it. I’m just glad you’re here and you’re listening.

This week’s promo is for The Melting Podcast.

Basically, I NEED TO CLEAN OUT SOME SPACE FOR MORE BOOKS! So feel free to get your ass to shadowpublications.com and purchase yourself some goodies and support the podcast.

If you’re a writer and need an editor, please give Sue Baiman a try.

If you’re a writer and need some badass cover art, check out Scott Pond.

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The Black: Arrival–04

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And here we are, Fiendlings. The fourth episode of The Black: Arrival. The book is on sale right freakin’ now from Amazon.com. If you want to support the podcast (not to mention the bozo who records it and writes these tales), then go spend a little of your cash on an ebook or the trade paperback. Or hell, just pimp it. I’m just glad you’re here and you’re listening.

Basically, I NEED TO CLEAN OUT SOME SPACE FOR MORE BOOKS! So feel free to get your ass to shadowpublications.com and purchase yourself some goodies and support the podcast.

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The Black: Arrival–03

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And here we are, Fiendlings. The third episode of The Black: Arrival. The book is on sale right freakin’ now from Amazon.com. If you want to support the podcast (not to mention the bozo who records it and writes these tales), then go spend a little of your cash on an ebook or the trade paperback. Or hell, just pimp it. I’m just glad you’re here and you’re listening.

Basically, I NEED TO CLEAN OUT SOME SPACE FOR MORE BOOKS! So feel free to get your ass to shadowpublications.com and purchase yourself some goodies and support the podcast.

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Essay–The Trouble With Time

Time is a problem. It flows past us like a flood choked river when we’re not paying attention. It stops dead when we worry about something or are waiting for the next shoe to drop. But when you’re trying to make a deadline or attempting to create something new and interesting, time dilates. Each hour seems to jump by in seconds and you’re left wondering how you are ever going to catch up.

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The Black: Arrival–02

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And here we are, Fiendlings. The second episode of The Black: Arrival. The book is on sale right freakin’ now from Amazon.com. If you want to support the podcast (not to mention the bozo who records it and writes these tales), then go spend a little of your cash on an ebook or the trade paperback. Or hell, just pimp it. I’m just glad you’re here and you’re listening.

Basically, I NEED TO CLEAN OUT SOME SPACE FOR MORE BOOKS! So feel free to get your ass to shadowpublications.com and purchase yourself some goodies and support the podcast.

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Essay–Profit and Pity

I already posted one rant from 2015’s Balticon. Guess it’s time to write another.

I mentioned in the first essay that there were two instances of snobbery and disinformation at the con. So let’s talk about the second one.

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Essay–Snobbery and Reality

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I was at Balticon this Memorial Day weekend. What is Balticon? It’s a science fiction/fantasy/speculative fiction convention for writers, podcasters, fans, scientists, gamers, and etc. It features a large number of tracks and panels regarding a variety of topics. As you might imagine, I’m mostly involved with the literary and podcast tracks. I’m a frequent panelist on those two tracks talking about podcasting, audiobooks, writing, editing, publishing, etc.

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The Black: Arrival–01

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And here we are, Fiendlings. The first episode of The Black: Arrival. The book is on sale right freakin’ now from Amazon.com. If you want to support the podcast (not to mention the bozo who records it and writes these tales), then go spend a little of your cash on an ebook or the trade paperback. Or hell, just pimp it. I’m just glad you’re here and you’re listening.

Signed, personalized trade paperback copies of both The Black and Legends of Garaaga are now available at Shadowpublications.com. Supplies are limited. There will be NO back orders. Get ’em while they’re still around.

Basically, I NEED TO CLEAN OUT SOME SPACE FOR MORE BOOKS! So feel free to get your ass to shadowpublications.com and purchase yourself some goodies and support the podcast.

The Black is available for purchase in ebook and trade paperback from Amazon.com

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This podcast presentation of The Black: Arrival is copyright 2015 by Paul E Cooley and is protected by a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial, no-derivatives license.

The Black: Arrival is available via ebook and paperback from Severed Press.

Music by Kevin Mcleod. You can find his work at incompetech.com.

This has been a presentation of Shadowpublications.com
where we don’t believe in happy endings.

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