Terror from a Box

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

HA! KDP Figured

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

Why It’s Good Writing is Detail Oriented

(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

Mental Shift

Mental Shift Blog Post

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

Join Me in the Adventure?

Join Me in the Adventure blog post

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?