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Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Guest posts | 4 comments

The Myth Of Normal–Guest Post for Ava Jae

The Myth Of Normal–Guest Post for Ava Jae

So a couple of days ago, I was privilege to be featured by fellow blogger and author Ava Jae on one of my favourite blogs, Writability. Ava posts great writing advice three times a week, and recently started a YouTube vlog as well–if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, run over and check it out.

Here’s an excerpt from my guest post:

Normal people are weird.

Normal people: in our definition, anyone who is not either writing a book or talking about writing one while attending every Con in the proximity of 500 miles. All those accountants, stockbrokers, engineers, car mechanics, and (God love ‘em) the people who clean your hotel room. Someone who does not know what a TARDIS is, or the proper way to address Elven royalty.

They are the ones who ask us to take out the trash while we are furiously, tearfully trying to finish that chapter that we’ve been agonizing over for the last week. We chain ourselves to our keyboards, pouring our souls into a story that will change lives, and they loudly ask when we’re getting a real job.

Sometimes we don’t like normal people.


You can read the entire post here.


Also, just to let you guys know, I’ll be taking a break from blogging for a short while.

I’ve been trying to streamline my schedule lately, and I’ve come to the unpleasant and sort of icky realization that my blogging has made it hard to pursue other writing projects, like finishing The Confessor. I’ve been blogging weekly for about six months now, and it’s been a great experience–I’ve learned a lot and met some really cool people. But right now I think I need to scale back a little bit and just focus my energies on figuring out this dern novel.

Thanks everyone for following and commenting and all that good stuff! I’ll be back as soon as I can nail down the final period on Gil and his mishaps in the United Territories.





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  1. Wise move, Braden. Let’s get these novels written!

    • I agree. 🙂

  2. Brilliant post. Loved it. Sad that there won’t be blog posts to look forward to for a while, but I completely understand. Good luck with finishing your book! 🙂

  3. The paradox of normal: the more normal you are the weirder it is o.O

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