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”
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”
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””
The paperback version of my new novel Fugue in C Minor is finally available for sale! Click on this hyperlink to see it at CreateSpace.com. It’s also at Amazon.com.
Reading Trails in the Sand by P.C. Zick. It’s about an environmental reporter, and it connects the BP oil rig explosion and spill with the West Virginia mine explosion using an interesting family story. Well-written novel. It also has turtles in it, so how can you resist?
Joined the Kindle Boards today so I can talk with other writers in the Writer’s Cafe’. It’s good to see who is making money, who is just starting out, and who is mentoring others.
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”
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”
The first draft of Fugue in C Minor is done! It’s 102,000 words, so i’m pretty pleased with that. May all of you have a great 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”
Beginning to compose the crescendo for my novel, Fugue in C Minor, currently 68,000 words into it. A lot of things are about to happen in the narrative. The pacing has to be just right. I am really enjoying this novel.