2012 Has Been a Very Good Year for Me

It has been a great year, blogging friends!  I wrote some blog posts that are still being viewed every day like Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers and my Scrivener “how to” posts.  This year I met tons of new friends on the blog that I wouldn’t have met staying in my own little corner of the worldContinue reading “2012 Has Been a Very Good Year for Me”

6 Thoughts on Sending Query Letters

Today I wrote up a query letter as a proposal for This Broken Earth, and sent it to about 40 different literary agents to test the waters about the book and hopefully get one of those fish to bite.  I neglected to realize that most of them would be out for the holidays, and soContinue reading “6 Thoughts on Sending Query Letters”

Well, the World Didn’t End…But In My New Book It Did

Today is the release date for Book 3: Babylon the Great the third installment of the This Broken Earth trilogy soon to be released together as a print edition in January.  For now, you can get your copy on Amazon only as Nook is having “techical difficulties” for some reason.  I uploaded on Wednesday, butContinue reading “Well, the World Didn’t End…But In My New Book It Did”

My Book Releases Tomorrow…Or the World Will End

As I write this it is 10:20pm Central Standard Time in the United States, and I’m pretty sure we will be here tomorrow, at least I hope we will.  The final part of my book releases tomorrow!  It has been a long 18 months of work, but I finally get to see the whole thingContinue reading “My Book Releases Tomorrow…Or the World Will End”

2 Days Until My Book Releases…Or the World Ends

I received the book back from the proofer (quick job, but thorough) and am finally finished with all the corrections.  Book 3 will hit the Kindle and Nook market on Friday on schedule…unless the world ends. I feel strange since finishing this novel that took about 18 months of my life to complete.  I’m lookingContinue reading “2 Days Until My Book Releases…Or the World Ends”

3 Days Until My Book Is Finished…Or the World Ends

I have received my proof back from one proofreader, and there are a few things that need to be changed, but overall they feel it is pretty solid stuff.  Looking forward to uploading the final chapter to Kindle and Nook and then preparing for the print edition to arrive on digital shelves in January. WayContinue reading “3 Days Until My Book Is Finished…Or the World Ends”

4 Days Until My Book is Finished…Or the World Ends

Well, I finished writing the rough draft this weekend, cranking out a record of 15,000 words in one weekend.  Crazy.  It is finally finished, though, and now I can begin the editing process over the next few days, let it see a fresh pair of eyes, and then upload it to Kindle and Nook onContinue reading “4 Days Until My Book is Finished…Or the World Ends”

5 Days Until the My Book Is Finished…Or the World Ends

  Yesterday was sheer madness.  I managed to crank out 7669 words on the novel and still have time to go see The Hobbit (review forthcoming).  Today I finish it…at least the rough draft.  The following week will be devoted to revision and editing, proofing by a select few readers who have nothing to do but read it,Continue reading “5 Days Until the My Book Is Finished…Or the World Ends”

I’ve Been Nominated for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award

I am honored and thankful that I have so many followers of my blog who think highly enough of me to nominate me for things, but Blog of the Year is really nice.  Thanks go out to Vicki Acton at “The View Outside“, a great and informative blog about writing and also to Alex Laybourne,Continue reading “I’ve Been Nominated for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award”

6 Days Until My Novel is Finished…Or the World Ends

Today I put on the finishing touches.  It’s been a rough road this month as I said goodbye to all of these quirky, interesting characters, many of whom I have come to love…even the villains…especially the villains.  Wish me luck as I finalize everything for the Friday release on the 21st…unless the world ends andContinue reading “6 Days Until My Novel is Finished…Or the World Ends”