Category: Writer’s Journey
Great Review from LETTERS FROM V
It was an amazing read and THE COUNCIL: A PSI’S REVENGE will sit on the top shelf of my bookcase with my favorite books that I love to read over and over again. Excerpt from Letters from V – Newsletter/Book Review 2/2/23 What an absolutely fantastic thing to read! When you have a dream, of not just writing books but having someone read them, this is the kind of thing that makes you feel likeLearn More
So the book is out, and it’s even selling! Not heaps, but maybe enough to get some traction. There’s so much to learn with this journey, formatting and such, I’m still figuring a lot of things out. Which is to say that it’s no different from any other part of this whole deal. I had to figure a LOT out. But I had a lot of help too. People that took time from their ownLearn More
It’s finally done. I use the word “finally” even though I really didn’t have to wait that long and didn’t have any troubles, difficulties or delays in getting it finished. I suppose I was impatient because I was just so fucking excited to be a part of the process. For starters, I’ve been working with Booksmith Design and it was, in short, AMAZING. She’s wonderful, professional and best of all, GOOD. I felt well-looked afterLearn More
How to get this done?
There are days (SPOILERS: This is one of them) that the Life happening around me makes writing incredibly difficult. I’m a big believer in omens, signs, little signals to you that try to nudge you into a certain direction. When I’m struggling, labouring, with that Ever Important Opening Paragraph, and it’s one thing after another, I’m inclined to just quit. Put the document away, open a new tab, and blog about how fucking hard thisLearn More
Finish the other two books? Or start another one?
So I’ve got Project #1 finished, but it was clearly my first attempt and I made (am making) all the rookie mistakes. Only proofed and re-read, didn’t really “revise” anything. Didn’t go through every plotline, every character, and make sure they were handled properly. Kept lots of words because it was Hard Work writing them! #sentimental Sent my manuscript to ONE Beta Reader, then entered it in contests and sent it to agents. Fuck’s sake,Learn More
Short Stories are Key
I’ve never been one to write or even enjoy short stories. Or so I thought. When I decided I was a writer, I believed that everything substantial that I wrote needed to be some part of the process of turning into a book. Because books were what people paid money for, and that was how you made money at your writing. Short stories, blog posts, even long and detailed emails to family or friends, wereLearn More
Just Not Good Enough
It’s time to be completely honest. Both with you and, most importantly, with myself. My manuscript just isn’t good enough. And that’s fine. No really, it is. Because I’d rather know than not. I’ve seen way too many writers, both online and in print, who put work out there not knowing it wasn’t good enough. Heh, which seems like a misnomer, because of logic surrounding my reading them in print. Because if they got published,Learn More