In the hopes of reviving this series as a monthly installment, I’d like to talk about another region of northern Úr’Dan. The Western Uplands have received terribly little attention in my writings so far.
I must admit, this region of Úr’Dan is not as fleshed out as some of the others we’ve discussed. We’re changing that today! Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Western Uplands
Welp, I definitely forgot today was Friday, so I will be brief.
This week has felt very full, but I think I’ve accomplished very little publishing-wise. Stress at work is the main cause of that.
Fortunately, my book design is under way. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Brief Update
I finally did it. I completed my revisions of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento and sent it off to my book designer for formatting.
I feel… anxious? I don’t know. I’m glad to have it done, and on deadline, but suddenly the reality of publishing this thing is washing over me.
I think I’ll settle in once my book designer sends back a sample of what he’s thinking for the interior design. Until then, I’d like to remain productive. Continue reading Novel Manuscript Submitted… Now What?
My read-through of Manuscript: Charlie is complete. 134,502 words read and marked in one week.
I honestly was not sure I could complete it at all, but I did! And now I have the entire weekend to implement some edits. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Final Edits!
My weeks have really been flying by, and I still can’t figure out why. The stress at work has eased off a bit, so that’s good. Reading through my manuscript has gone more slowly than I wanted, but I’ve made solid progress.
Now, I have just over a week before my book designer starts his work…! Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Burning Daylight
This week flew by pretty quickly, and I can’t quite pinpoint what has occupied my time and thoughts.
I’ve been productive overall, so that’s good news. Aaaand the novel beyond the manuscript is starting to take shape. Freakin’ awesome. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Taking Shape
Welcome to a new edition of Friday… Day! As you might have heard earlier this week, I’m in need of a change-up. This series will officially focus on my publishing efforts, even though that’s essentially what I’ve been trying to do for weeks.
On to the updates! Continue reading Friday Publish-Day: A New Deadline
The last couple of weeks have not been my best, in life in general.
I’ve been staying up too late, sleeping in too much, not grinding enough towards my publishing goals, and generally wallowing in a thin but ever-present veil of anxiety and stress. It’s been coming from all sides.
Too real? Sorry. Allow me to explain. Continue reading Changing My Writing Mindset… to A Publishing Mindset
I realized this week that I don’t have a nicely illustrated map of my fantasy world.
For anyone familiar with fantasy novels, having a beautiful map for the reader to reference as they journey through this fictional world is, like, where 60% of the enjoyment of fantasy stories comes from. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: I Need A Map!
Well, I’ve had about a week to collect myself and focus on the business side of publishing a novel. Now, I’d like to discuss how I am planning the pre-release and release phases of my novel from a marketing perspective.
Whether or not this turns out to be the right way to market a soon-to-be and newly published novel remains to be seen, but I like my plan and I’m sticking to it. Continue reading How to Promote A New Book Release