Intentions Don’t Write Books

One day during conversation, a woman, let’s call her Lacy, asked me how I went about self-publishing my debut novel The Other Side, as she wanted to publish her book. I told her the process I went through with self-publishing through KDP. After, I asked Lacy about her book that she wants to publish. Lacy…

The Official Blog of A. E. Costello

Hi, I’m A. E. I’d like to welcome you to my official blog. I’m a full-time writer. My forthcoming novels are in the black speculative fiction genre. My posts will be all about writing, the writing life, my published and to-be published novels, and more.

The Muse: Writing Life

I remember the first time I heard of a muse mentioned in relation to writing. I had no idea what this woman was talking about. A muse? A fantasy deity that inspires writing? And she only wrote when the muse visited her, and didn’t write unless she was inspired? What surprised me even more was…

On Writer’s Block

  Writer’s Block, in the way I define it is when I’m staring at a blank white page, and no words come to mind. I’ll be on my laptop, fingers poised on the keys to write, and my fingers don’t twitch. I can have my pen in my hand, ready to write on paper, and…

Work In Progress – Zak Pittman (Untitled)

  The novel I am currently working on has no title, so the WIP is going by the name of its main character, Zak Pittman. This book has come a long way. When I originally thought of it, the story was about a boy named Zakariya Pittman, a poor young adult necromancer sorcerer who didn’t…