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Friday Write-Day: Digging into the Third Draft

Man, I have loved creating my third draft so far. It’s like watching the final pieces of a puzzle fit into place. The further along I get, the more amped up I am to share The Warden of Everfeld: Memento with you all!

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Friday Write-Day: Implementing An Editor’s Revisions

This week has flown by, and I honestly don’t know why. I guess work has kept me busy, and my night job is moving along.

Night job meaning my book. I’m now considering whether or not to open a separate bank account for our publishing imprint, so this officially feels like a job in the best kind of way. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Implementing An Editor’s Revisions

Friday Write-Day: The Next Phase Begins

Welp, I forgot to upload my title card. I blame my goofy counterpart, Jessie, with whom I video chatted last night for 5 and a half hours…

Clearly we had a lot to talk about after a busy month+ for both of us.

Curse our intriguing and impassioned conversations/arguments!

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Friday Write-Day: Preparing for the Next Step

This week’s ‘tween-holiday lull has been a welcome break for me. It’s allowed me to really focus on preparing for the next steps — in writing, at work, and in life.

Consider this my pre-New Year planning post. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Preparing for the Next Step

Making Time to Write

I intended to have an album review prepared for today. Instead, I fell asleep on the couch in front of Monday Night Football.

This time, at least, I can blame it on my new job. I’m still getting used to the idea of not working a set shift, so I left the office pretty late on Monday. This new schedule where it’s totally up to me when I show up, when I eat lunch, and when I leave has thrown off my entire day-to-day schedule.

I’m trying to iron out the kinks. For instance, how do I maintain a regular gym schedule (we have a gym at the office) when I may have meetings at varying times between 10am and 2pm every day?

The short answer is, go when I have time. But this is harder than it sounds.

Anyway, I’m not here to gripe. This is just an adjustment period for me. I don’t think I’ll need to adjust my blogging schedule once settle in, but I’m keeping my options open.

I’m sending a new batch of chapters to my editor tonight. She will reach a critical turning point in my story, so I’m asking to meet up and discuss her overall thoughts in person.

Hopefully, we’ll also be able to wrap our heads around a timeline for her revisions to the rest of the book.

Steve D

So, I’ve Written A Book… Now What?

I am still adjusting to the fact that I do not have to be churning out sections and chapters every free moment that I have. My book is not ready for publication.

However, with the second draft complete and waiting to be edited by someone far more objective than me, I now have time to focus on all of the other aspects of publication. Continue reading So, I’ve Written A Book… Now What?

Friday Actual Write-Day

Life has been busy since we bought our house. Most of my weekends and spare evenings have been spent sanding, painting, talking with repair pros, or demolishing moldy cabinets in the cellar.

Fortunately, real progress is being made on our house, and we’re on our way to moving in in the next month or so. I’ll post some photos soon. Continue reading Friday Actual Write-Day

GUEST POST: Writing for Yourself vs Writing for an Editor, by Steven D’Adamo

Sci-fi author Luther M Siler let me write a guest post for his website, which is pretty awesome. Have a look-see and check out his books. I’d be happy to have a fraction of the following he does. (Maybe just a slightly bigger fraction than currently. )

Thank you Luther!

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At least one guest post today and tomorrow, as brain melt starts to set in.  Steve’s good people.  Be nice.  


Bio: Steven D’Adamo is a writer based outside of Baltimore, MD. He co-founded Red String PaperCuts with a friend and fellow writer to discuss books, music, and poetry, and argue about life from their armchairs. His fantasy adventure novel, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento , will debut at the end of 2017. To catch a glimpse of his fantasy universe, check out the dark fantasy horror, “ Wolf’s Moon Night ,” published by Five on the Fifth . Aside from his website, you can find Steven on Facebook , Goodreads , and NaNoWriMo (dia820).

For Whom Do You Write? (Hint: it always changes!)

Most of us say that we only write for ourselves, that it doesn’t matter how the outside world perceives our stories because we poured our hearts…

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