Last month Amazon made headlines, yet again, with the launch of a new program for people publishing with their KDP platform. This offering, called KDP Select, is an aggressive move by Amazon to lock up the market of eBooks while providing value to authors and readers. In a nutshell, enrolling a book in KDP Select… Continue reading Being Selective
Posts relating to a short story I’ve submitted for publication.
Paradox – Out Now!
Today marks the second piece of my writing that I am setting free and making available for everyone to read. My short story Paradox is now available FREE on SmashWords and is compatible with most eBook readers out there. So what is Paradox? Here’s the synopsis: Meet Gregory, an artificial intelligence unlike anything the world’s… Continue reading Paradox – Out Now!
Yesterday I told you about Project X, a short scifi story I submitted out for possible publication. As I said, I was rejected and the story won’t make it into print. Project X was written for Machine of Death, Volume 2. MoD is an anthology set in a world where people get death predictions from… Continue reading Introducing: Paradox
A Write of Passage: My First Rejection
Today, I am now a card-carrying member of the Rejected Writers Club. Back in June I wrote and submitted a story, Project X. This is a short scifi piece that was not only a fun story I crafted but holds the honor of my first ever submitted work. For the first time in my life,… Continue reading A Write of Passage: My First Rejection
Project X: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
With my days off from work falling on Wednesday and Thursday, my ‘weekend’ is always a little off-kilter. The advantage though is that I’m the only adult who’s home and that provides good writing time as long as I’m able to manage my time properly. This past ‘weekend’ I was able to complete my work… Continue reading Project X: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Knowing Your Length
This past Thursday I began working on the revisions to Project X after getting it back from my second beta reader. In reading her comprehensive and detailed notes, I realized something important: You must pay attention to length! In working on Project X, I’ve focused strictly on word count and not number of pages. My… Continue reading Knowing Your Length
At A Crossroads
It’s been a week between posts here but I wanted to update Copious Notes because it’s writing that I want to get done. Lately I’ve felt that I’m at a crossroads with my writing with all three projects that’s going on. An opportunity arose last month to write a short story and to get it… Continue reading At A Crossroads
Once in a while it’s good to take inventory of where you are in order to see where you’re going. Things have been a bit busy in my writing world and triggered me to remember that it’s a good time to take stock of each story I’m working on. Spirit Hackers My second beta reader… Continue reading Status Update