My editing has gotten (almost) the end. I’m on page 100 of 122 and my mind has been drifting ahead on publishing. The more I think about it, the more I’m not editing. I gotta focus and get this thing done. At my current rate, this round of editing should be done within two or… Continue reading I Must Focus
I don’t understand word counts. I really don’t. I am in the middle of editing my Robert story and decided to check my word count in Pages. My words total 57,039. Now on an episode of I Should Be Writing I recently listened to, Mur stated that your word count that is presented to editors… Continue reading Word count??
I stumbled upon this great Newsday article the other day that talks all about print on demand and authors who are trying to get out there. This is definitely worth a read.
Editing is always something I hate. While working on my Robert story, I keep getting sidetracked on publishing and what I’m going to do with this work. My instinct is to self-publish due to the fact that it’s easy, quick and there isn’t any rejection. On the flip-side, if I can find an agent who… Continue reading Thinking Ahead
I have realized that if I am going to take my writing seriously and really want to try to make something of this, I need a website for people to go to. This blog is the most updated portion but I need a place where people can learn about me, contact me and also a… Continue reading Introducing my website
My untitled story (I call the ‘Robert Story’ for now because that’s my main character) is in the process of being edited, which is almost torture for me. For many years I subscribed to the philosophy that the way I wrote it the first time is the way it was meant to be read. Five… Continue reading Editing Status
I know I’m digging back into my High School days, but a good way to get your writing juices flowing is to have a sentence given to you and then you write a paragraph or three. It’s a nice way to jump start because you just make things up as you go and don’t worry… Continue reading Writing Exercise
Inspiration comes in many forms. In this case, anyone who’s been slacking on getting that story written feels Brian’s pain. Enjoy! [youtube width=”600″ height=”365″ video_id=”3YojMu4ETvM”]
My untitled story is something that is driving me nuts in terms of length. As much as I hate to call it this, the story is a ‘human drama’ based on a teenager who gets picked on and how he gets through his day. The story has fallen short of the length I want, coming… Continue reading The Insertables
When it comes to writing, environment plays a pretty big role. Everything from your computer to the chair you sit in all contribute to the content you put out. Everyone works differently and I have certain things I have going on while the thoughts flow to my keyboard. 1. Music. Music is essential to my… Continue reading Tools of the trade