I guess it was the time change, but I woke up at 6 am this morning. It’s not 8 am yet, but my daily words for Nano are done (1782). Awesome because I have lots of other writing projects I need to get done today. This is my fourth year doing Nanowrimo and I love… Read More Nanowrimo Tips 2018: I’ve Been There
I’ve been away for a long time, but I’ve been working this whole time. I am in the final weeks before launching my first book on Amazon, Ghosts of Black Bear Mountain. I had no idea it would take three years to complete this book, but I released myself from thinking about the timeline and… Read More I’m Published!
I am working on wrapping up a short story for submission to an anthology. Like I have said in previous posts, the hardest part has been staying under the five thousand word limit. After I finished the first draft, I was 552 words over. It took picking at it for three days, but I finally… Read More Grow Your Craft by Cutting Lean
I have worked with one well-known editor and it didn’t go so well. Fine. Whatever, let’s move one. I did a fair amount of research and I found editor who is kind of a rising star in the fantasy/science fiction world. But wait, you write horror right? Yes, I write horror. Luckily, he is really… Read More New Editor: Round Two
I won’t go into much detail, but I had rough night of dreams-yes multiple: one about the more aggravating side of family, one about the more aggravating side of my job, disrespectful teens, need for education reform, and that darn Math dream; the one where you are back in high school and you have to… Read More Dreams that Piss You Off
Today is the final day to edit my current novel before my self-imposed deadline to my editor. Of course, my final chapter is a mess and the least edited chapter. A new writer can learn a heck of a lot in eight months, and the state of this final chapter proves that. This could take… Read More Proof I Need to Self-Publish
Have you ever just had it? Of course, you have. Well, that is where I am with my current mystery/paranormal novel. I love the book, but I’m done with the editing phase. Done. I feel like I do any more myself, that I’m going to start being counter-productive. It’s like when I was in Photography… Read More Tantrum Deadline: Be a Child About It