I could have freaked out more, but I think I held it together reasonably well considering the circumstances. I sent my current edit-in-progress to my Kindle Fire as a document so I could read through it one more time before I sent it out to my beta readers. I find it helpful to read it […]
How One Builds Story Structure: Important, It Is!
I use Grammarly’s grammar checker online because Yoda-speak is only for centuries-old Jedi Masters. I’ve been thinking a lot about structure since I started my edit-in-progress. For one thing, the chapter order has been weighing heavily on my mind. Normally, chronology would be my concern when it comes to ordering pieces of a story, but […]
What I’ve Learned About Publishing This Year
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the publication of my first book. That being the case, I wanted to take a look back and evaluate everything I’ve learned in the past year about publishing, because it’s a LOT. I Never Set Out to Be a Publisher With Realistically Yours, a book I wrote during the […]
VICTORY! Quiet on the Set Is Now for Sale!
Phew! What a nightmarish week it’s been! Instead of complaining first, I’ll start you off with a joke: what do you call a place where it’s blizzarding and snowing sideways one week, and sunny and 70 degrees the next? COLORADO! Holee shit – I drove home in the stupid blizzard last week (after a lovely […]
I Did Something Bad…
I’ve been feeling like I have some pent-up creative energy after editing for so long. So, last night, I snuck in a little writing… and it was AWESOME. I feel a little guilty considering I still have a lot to do before my new book comes out, but just that little bit of writing and […]
Good News and Bad News
Good news: I’m about a day or two away from ordering the first proof copy of Quiet on the Set! Bad news: I’m pushing the release date back to March 28th. It has been a busy couple of weeks! I’ve been scrambling trying to finish my editing on the book and I finally feel really […]
Why I Write Books and Not Screenplays
I’m a movie buff. Case in point: Part of the title of this blog reads “filmophile”. I have always loved the movies. Silent, color, black and white, action, chick flicks, dramas, documentaries, comedies – I love movies of all kinds. Yet, as a writer, I prefer prose to scriptwriting. I always envision my characters and […]