I haven't done one of these in a while, and I thought I'd post some real talk about the process (or what I went through and my personal feelings on it). There's been growing interest in my book and the continuation of the series, which has been phenomenal! However, there's a lot misconception about what … Continue reading The Truth About My Self-Publishing Journey
What a year 2022 has been so far. I made new friends, started a long-distance (soon to be close) relationship, and rewrote a novel I drafted at the start of last year. My upcoming book "The Varcross Key" is currently in the beta phase, and there will probably be one more smaller beta phase after … Continue reading What the future holds…
It is time for spring cleaning, and I still have a box of books sitting in my office WAITING to take some lucky winners on a journey of a lifetime! A few months ago I did a giveaway using Goodreads, but this time I'm going to try out LibraryThing.com. Goodreads was nice, but it was … Continue reading 2022 Spring Giveaway (Ended May 30th)!
Beta sign-ups have been filled! Thank you to all that have volunteered! Some of you know that I've begun the rewrite of another book I wrote early last year. This isn't the next book of The Mark of Amulii; I'll be writing the first draft of that later this year. This used to be under … Continue reading New Book for the New Year! (Beta Reader Information)
Alright! The winners from the Goodreads Giveaway have been posted! Congratulations to those lucky 12. The two from the mailing list that won the Hardback Copy are: Andrewkay....@yahoo.com and Skyline.in.su....@gmail.com Click Here To Enter Giveaway Newsletter Sign up to Get a Signed Hardcover Important: I take privacy seriously, and aside from email addresses (which can … Continue reading Printed Book Giveaway and Ebook Promotion!
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One of the harshest truths to anything you do in life is: no matter how hard you try to be perfect, perfection doesn't exist. You can rewrite the same story over and over again, and while you may get better each time, you'll make new mistakes and repeat old ones, even if you know better. … Continue reading Common Writing Mistakes (and examples from my debut)
I've been keeping up with AuthorTube for over a year now, and while I'm not quite as enthralled with it as I once was, it still offers valuable resources. I've made quite a few mistakes with my debut novel, but I'm thankful to have had access to the experiences of other authors (traditionally published and … Continue reading On Unpopular Opinions in Writing
The cover design is finally here!
The short answer is: it's complicated. If you've spent years writing fanfiction or have just started embarking on the daunting task of writing an entire novel, this is probably something you've never even considered. As someone who was an exclamation mark abuser, let's just say it was sobering to get my manuscript back from my … Continue reading Exclamation Marks and Interrobang: should you use them in your novel?