There comes a time when an artist has to call her work finished and let it go. Let it into the world for others to see. It's exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time but if you don't let the work go, you'll forever be editing and the art will never reach a point… Continue reading Tomorrow’s the Day!
As you all know, I posted lots of updates while I was working on Quaking Soul. I love to share the writing journey with everyone because, despite the stereotype that writers are solitary people, publishing isn't and I like to include everyone along the way. Yet somehow, I haven’t posted updates about my current publishing… Continue reading Time to Catch Up
I stated Thursday that the realization hit, "This is really happening," in regards to publishing The Adventure. That realization was both happy (Yay, I made it this far!) and terrifying. This post is the terrifying and how I'm dealing with it. =) The updated proof arrived in the mail last Thursday. Eager child that I… Continue reading Terror from a Box
Formatting, formatting, formatting... This post deals with the difference between formatting for a physical book in CreateSpace and formatting for the digital copy in KDP. There may be a bit of ranting. You have been warned. You design a book for CreateSpace, picturing the physical copy in your hand. There's a helpful, little option in… Continue reading HA! KDP Figured
(Update: The Adventure Kickstarter hit 100% funding this last weekend! It's still open until October 30th if you wanted to support the project. Anything above and beyond the original goal will go to book donations to school libraries after the Rewards costs.) A well crafted story carries the reader through, connecting dots in the story,… Continue reading Why It’s Good Writing is Detail Oriented
Writing's a solitary activity. As Stephen King says, "Write with the door closed." That's the initial process, at least. Close out the world and let the story reign. But then the book's written and it either sits alone and unshared, or the writer must crack the door open. With trembling fingers, she opens the door… Continue reading Mental Shift
I'M BACK! Oops, sorry, didn't mean to shout. It's crazy how fast time flies! Especially when you set yourself a goal that you really want to achieve. To recap: This year involves The Adventure to Achieve a Life-Long Dream. In other words, my goal is to publish a book. Thus, why I've not been posting. I've been… Continue reading Join Me in the Adventure?