My Indie Journey – Month 2, Day 5

Posted On Aug 5 2014 by

   Camp Dogs: Final edit through scene 3. Now I Knew You: 1,430 words written. 46,500 total. Scorpion Summer: Wrote 5 paragraph synopsis. #AngelWarz: More plotting and character development with Gina. Only a few weeks until launch!

My Indie Journey – Month 2, Day 4

Posted On Aug 4 2014 by

Not the greatest of weekends. Camping was more visiting friends and new trailer shopping than I expected. But I’m still on track to finish a draft and an edit in 60 days. Today’s stats: Camp Dogs: Final edit through scene 1. Now I Knew You: 1087 words written. 45,020 words total. Scorpion Summer: Nothing today! Better get busy tomorrow. #AngelWarz: Wrote my first episode and sent to Gina. Thinking I may change it up. More research into Broken Arrow Public Schools. The series will be set in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Gina lives nearby, so she can scout. That’s all for …

My Indy Journey – Day 31

Posted On Jul 31 2014 by

Okay, here we are. One month through my Indy Journey. And things are going as planned. My goal is to complete a first draft every two months. By overlapping the edit of the previous draft and the plotting of the next draft, I should be able to publish a book every two months. Of course, the editing process takes longer because I’ll send it out to an editor and beta readers, but that doesn’t require my help until I get the feedback. Then we’ll see if I can still keep the pace. I’d like to start promoting interesting Indie Authors …

Clear Cutting the Authors

Posted On Jul 31 2014 by

I read a book called The Hunt way back when I was a teenager. In it, the author interviews a Northern Michigan hunter who was old enough to remember the earlier part of the 20th century. The man had driven out to his favorite deer hunting woods, only to find it had been deforested. He got out of his car, walked out into the raped landscape, sat on a stump, and just cried. What does this have to do with writing and authors? What I see going on within the publishing industry is similar to the early methods of logging …

My Indy Journey – Day 30

Posted On Jul 30 2014 by

In case you missed it today, Amazon came right out and suggested publishers split their earnings with their authors. Hugh Howey commented here. The Amazon post can be read here. By all means, read it. I wonder if anyone is listening. My own comments will be up tomorrow. Today’s stats: Now I Knew You: 1,348 words written. 41,425 words total. Camp Dogs: Fast edited through scene 89 of 93. Again, this is my quick read, mostly to make sure the plot flows. Scorpion Summer: Continued working on minor characters. Should be ready to begin writing the first draft on September 1st. #AngelWarz: Mostly getting …

The Well-fed Indie

Posted On Jul 30 2014 by

Can and indie writer make a living off of 1,000 fans? Do the math, my friends. And order lunch in.