Last night, Jessie and I had our first writing session since… she moved to Denver.
You see, we used to meet periodically with our laptops and notebooks at a little cafe in Columbia, MD to take notes, talk shop, and brainstorm about whatever writing projects we were working on at the time.
Now that Jessie lives in Baltimore and I live just outside the city, we agreed to find a new writer’s cafe. Continue reading Exploring Writing and Cafes in Fells Point
Can I confess something to you guys?
I’m officially Concerned about publishing my book, and it is due to something that is out of my control.
Which I think makes this worse… Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Rainy Days
This has been a pretty good week. I had started to review my book designer’s sample manuscript over the weekend, but didn’t get too far. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: The Deep Breath
On Friday I touched on how I started outlining The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy to help me lay out the general narrative.
I’m pretty sure this style of outline is sort of an amalgam of various outlining techniques I’ve read about, so I’d like to share it with you all. Continue reading How to Outline through Character Arcs
This has certainly been an interesting week, not least because I drove halfway across the country.
With my manuscript for WoEM in the hands of my book designer, I have been able to focus on other pieces of this larger puzzle. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Coming Together
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
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
I did not realize how long it’s been since I wrote one of these. Apologies if you’ve felt bombarded over the head with writing updates, marketing tips, and publishing think-pieces for four months.
Not heartfelt apologies, though. I regret nothing.
But now it’s time to scroll all the way in on another region of my fantasy world: The Rainflow Valleys. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Rainflow Valleys
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
Manuscript: Charlie is done. At least, it’s as done as it can be right now.
205,000 words, which is actually shorter than I thought it would turn out. Continue reading On to the Business of Publishing