My Indie Journey – Month 2, Day 18

Posted On Aug 18 2014 by

I have a confession. There is no way I’ll get through the self-editing of Camp Dogs in the next two weeks. This leads to me to believe that I have to change my tactics to stay on schedule. Tonight, I went back and read the last scene I wrote for Now I Knew You before drafting the next, editing as I went. Not only does that take care of some simple fixes, like my habit of writing in a passive voice and lack of description, but it gets me back into the story before continuing. I edited my last scene in about thirty minutes. …


My Indie Journey – Month 2, Day 13

Posted On Aug 13 2014 by

  Today’s stats: Camp Dogs: Final edit through scene 8. Now I Knew You: 1,930 words written. 56,130 words total. Past the 3/4 mark (3rd plot point). Scorpion Summer: Nothing! Busy day. #AngelWarz: Prologue edited. Sending out tomorrow! That’s all for tonight!


My Indie Journey – Month 2, Day 12

Posted On Aug 12 2014 by

  Today’s stats:  Camp Dogs: Final edit through scene 7. Now I Knew You: 1100 words written. 54,150 total. On schedule to complete by August 31st. Scorpion Summer: More character sheets. The mom is getting interesting! #AngelWarz: Prologue re-written. Plan to send that out Thursday! I’m beat! That’s all for tonight!


My Indie Journey – Month 2, Day 11

Posted On Aug 11 2014 by

  Today’s statistics: Camp Dogs: Final edit through scene 5. Now I Knew You: 1,200 words. 53,000 words total. Scorpion Summer: Continued with long character development sheets. #AngelWarz: Gina and I have the first three scenes written and a rough of the fourth. Launching in less than two weeks! That’s all for today! Write big or stay home.


My Indie Journey – Month 2, Day 6

Posted On Aug 6 2014 by

    Camp Dogs: Final edit through scene 4. Now I Knew You: 1,819 word written. 48,270 total. Scorpion Summer: Worked on long character sheets. #AngelWarz: Wrote a new opening scene for Kael. That’s all for today. Write big or stay home!


Unfair to Authors

Posted On Aug 6 2014 by

One of my favorite phrases is “that’s unfair.” We all used it when we were kids, usually applying to a lack of TV watching time past midnight. Now I hear it bandied about in self-publishing circlels, as if that is the key to our lack of sales or super-stardom. And I’ll answer it the same way my father responded to me when I lamented over the unfairness of his dictatorial rules: No, it’s not fair, it’s life. Too simplistic? Possibly. True? Definately. The word “fair” does not apply to love, war, or business. We are here for one reason: to …