Indie Author Services

Independent authors are a lot like baby sea turtles. I’m not saying they move slowly or that they carry a burden on their backs. But they must cross the exposed sand. They are yummy to seagulls and other predators. There are tons of them, but only a few will survive. Yet somehow, they just knowContinue reading “Indie Author Services”

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Editing and Writing

I have been copy editing for some really talented writers. I love the work. So I have been trying to approach my own writing with the same objective eye as I have the works of others. My newest project has been less about trying to be cute or profound, and more about telling a story. ItContinue reading “Editing and Writing”

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Authors Promoting Authors at “Discover Authors”

Kate Policani has created a blog just for authors to cross-promote books. What a great idea! It doesn’t cost anything, but she asks that authors promote for other authors posting there. You scratch my back, and I will scratch yours. So tomorrow my book, Fugue in C Minor gets featured there. My next post willContinue reading “Authors Promoting Authors at “Discover Authors””

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Editing

I asked four people close to me to read my First Draft (really it’s the Third Draft, but don’t tell them) of Fugue in C Minor, and their feedback has been fantastic. The Fourth Draft is taking me a lot longer than I anticipated, but it’s clearing some things up nicely. I’m expecting to haveContinue reading “Editing”

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Second Draft

I’ll be done with the Second Draft of Fugue in C Minor tomorrow. I’m asking 5 people close to me to read the manuscript and give me pointed feedback, but I can’t imagine anyone would have the time to do that until January. I’ll take their criticisms and comments into the Third Draft, fix anythingContinue reading “Second Draft”

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This Weekend

Fugue in C Minor is at 98,000 words, and the first draft will be finished this Sunday. Stoked about it. Then comes editing, re-writes. I’m having a few close friends read it and answer some questions about it. Then more re-writes based on their feedback. Tell your friends to buy more books! But for now,Continue reading “This Weekend”

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