Normally I write to Dear Readers, but today I'd like to talk to the writers. Even though I self publish and technically make money off my writing (albeit paltry amounts especially after the Zon takes its cut), I'm not what a lot of people would consider a professional or a master or anything. I agree,… Continue reading Dear Writer, No One Gets To Read Your First Draft
I decided to record my progress on the NaNo site for the first time yesterday. Because I didn't bother to record every day's work (and because I honestly didn't know which day I did what), I just said I wrote 21k words in the span of an hour on the 12th. It's obviously untrue, and… Continue reading NaNo Rebelling
The proof copy of She's All Thaumaturgy just arrived at my door, and oh, boy, am I just vibrating with excitement (just like at least one of my characters does in every book)! A proof copy is a physical printing of your book you can use to check aesthetics and content before ordering final copies… Continue reading Reviewing Your Proof Copy
What a weird, busy week and a half it's been. It's felt only like half a week, but somehow ten days got crammed into what felt like four, and here I am on a Wednesday feeling like it should be last Wednesday, and Memorial Day weekend is still coming up even though it just passed.… Continue reading An Evolving Revision Process
I made another AuthorTube video for this week, but I also thought I'd doctor up my script to make a post. If you'd rather watch this blog, scroll on down and go to YouTube, or you can also just keep reading if you find my voice as annoying as I do. So, a question that's… Continue reading How Long Should My Chapters Be?