Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Here we go again

In a matter of days, I'll be through with the latest edit of the first book.  The previous edit has already been out to one publisher who sent a form rejection.  I'm thinking of framing it.

But we must continue on.  School is coming.  A small local community of other writers will have to contend with my ramblings for a while.  I tried a critique exchange online but found them to be more affirmative than anything else.  This will be good for me, and good for the job I already have.

I'm thinking of commissioning some artwork for the book to generate a little interest.  A few of my favorite webcomic artists take commissions (who wouldn't?)  Maybe I can even create a little sympathetic interest.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Zwei

I suddenly remembered that I have this.

So, I started up the second book last year in the fall.  For reasons I don't understand, I just can't write at home.  I have to be away; away from fast internet, away from games, even away from other people at times.  In the absence of other activities, I find I can write an entire chapter a day.  So here I am, 80% of the way through finishing the second book.

At my wife's suggestion, the first book is on its way to a publisher now.  We'll see...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Almost as bad as losing house keys

Of all the keys to get a crumb stuck under, why did it have to be the 'E' key?

Why not the function key?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A home for writing

After having so little in the way of feedback for Founder's, I've finally stumbled on a writing resource that can help me out with Smallest Voices.  It's only been a week, but I already know more about what I need to change than what I've learned about Founder's since its publishing.

Here's wishing for the best.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Conflicted about Conflict

Sooo, I've come to the conclusion that there isn't enough happening in the first third of the book.  The info found inside is still important to the overall understanding of the work that the main characters do for the rest of their associated stories.  I think the educational style format might be too boring for the average reader, though.  I need to come up with something else.

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Computer

I have a new laptop.  With it, I have developed a renewed sense of purpose when it comes to finishing the next book.  After a few basic suggestions from a couple of more journalistic sources, I find I still have a long way to go.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Continuing On

After reading the first draft out loud to my wife, I've managed to pinpoint many of the mistakes I've made while writing this past spring.  This summer shall be a summer of editing and refining.