I'm at the halfway point on my draft of Murky Water! They're not marked off yet, but I completed 3,000 words today which would put me through 52. So, huzzah~!
I've now sent out all of the books that I needed to. Two packages to Canada for friends who live there and can't get the paper copy. That was pretty stiff! Three packages to family of those I dedicated the book to because they're deceased. One copy to my amazing proofreader. One copy to my … Continue reading All Book Gifts Shipped
My brother's lady who helps him clean saw my book in the paper, told my brother, who told my mom, who called to ask me about it, and I was confused. So, I went trundling down to buy a copy of the paper! Here it is: Super exciting!
You might be surprised to know that I do the majority of my first draft away from my desk or computer. I use an Alphasmart Neo 2 for drafting, and I love the comfortable keyboard AND the fact that there is no internet and thus no distractions. I keep the Alphasmart, my printed progress, and … Continue reading My Mobile Writing Set Up
I finally got to see my novel in print! There are some issues with this proof, so I resubmitted with corrections, and now the paperback is live! You can find it here on Amazon. I took photos: These two are for my god kids, and they live in Canada. I didn't list this book widely … Continue reading Paperback Proofs!
Now that 'Still Water' is out, I'm starting to draft the following novel, 'Murky Water'. You know what that means! Fresh Kanban Board! Here's what it looks like empty: And then filled in for Murky Water: I expect the draft to be somewhere between 75,000 and 110,000 words - it's pretty hard at this stage … Continue reading Updating My Kanban Board
We've all heard the story. So and so was laughed at and discouraged from following their dreams, but they succeeded and now they've proven their naysayers wrong! Neener, neener, look at me now. We know this story. This is not my story. Literally NO ONE has discouraged me from trying to write and publish a … Continue reading Naysayers or not?
I'm reaching the end of the revision process, which means I'm writing the front and back matter for my novel. This includes the Dedication section, and I chose three people to include there. Unfortunately, they've all passed so I won't ever be able to press my book into their hands and tell them that I … Continue reading Dedications
Yeah, that's me. For my first book I'm publishing, I had an artist named Ina Wong do the illustration, and she did some amazing work. You can find her Instagram here, and she has my cover up. Here's a screen capture of her page showing my work. It's all amazing, so you should definitely go … Continue reading That Prolonged Squeeing Sound You Hear?
If you've talked about books with me, you KNOW that when I say 'My Favorite Author', I'm always referring to Auryn Hadley. Her books are amazing, interactions with her are always positive, she writes SO QUICKLY, and her information on writing and publishing is a huge help that she doesn't owe writers at all. She … Continue reading My Favorite Author Has a Patreon!