Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.
Awesome, can’t wait to get a copy of the book!
I have an idea for a video or blog post I think would be hugely popular:
Just a quick story from you about getting through some of the darkest moments in your own life.
It could be battling depression, or a time you threw away manuscripts/drafts, or even felt foolish for continuing to push forward…
It’s just a guess, but I’m thinking a post like that would spread like wildfire. Thanks for humoring the idea!
I’ve toyed with that idea. I wrestle with depression, and I’ve come up with ways to manage it that work for me, but I worry about the reception to something like that.
I completely understand the worry about the reception. I’m sure it’s a difficult to weigh the pro’s/con’s between trying to be helpful vs. unintended consequences.
Maybe there is a way to test a small or proverbial story or something like that? I dunno.
But either way, I’ve learned a ton in the few months I’ve read your work and listened to interviews you’ve done. Thanks for taking the time to pass along wisdom from the trenches.
Thanks Hugh-I can’t wait to get my hands on this physical book! It looks great.
It was fun to hear you talk about how much you enjoy editing-I’m discovering that too. I try to be disciplined and write, but I have more fun editing what someone else has written. I had to put down The End Is Now in order to hit an editing deadline..but I’m getting right back to it when I’m done. These stories blow me away!
I guess I missed this. I’ll have to go buy it and check it out. I love how much Shorts and Anthologies have been revitalized by the self publishing/independent press boom. Was this an open submission anthology or was it by invitation only?
Unboxed mine today! What a thrill. I love so many of these stories.
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