Ok, so this may be my only blog this week as the greatly anticipated (and dreaded) move has finally arrived! Right, let’s get down to business. Editing. Yeah, many writers, readers, and maybe most of the population may well believe that you write a first draft, get it edited, proofread, get a great Beta reader,… Continue reading Editing Is Only The Beginning
Ok, let me clear up one very important fact, I am NOT always patient! If I decide to do a job, then I want to get on with it ASAP, and I don’t want to wait around. The same goes for most things in my life, such as waiting for keys to a new property,… Continue reading The Art Of Patience
It’s sometimes difficult going it alone and trying to get yourself organised when setting up your own business or going the self-employed route. That is, effectively, what being self-published is all about. ‘Self’ being the operative word here, you do most things by yourself and it’s steep learning curve at the best of times. This… Continue reading Formatting
It’s a hard business being a writer at the best of times, but lately I’m beginning to sink into that trap where I don’t think it’s worth the headaches, hassle and the endless stress. There’s plenty of commentary out there saying that If you find it too hard, you shouldn’t be a writer or attempt… Continue reading A Writer’s Work Is Never Done…
It’s an amazing place to be, surrounded by Stormtroopers, Jedi Knights, various Jokers, a Batman or two and even the crew of Firefly! With loads of stands selling awesome goodies, including Firefly Monoply (which we sadly missed out on because they sold out), posters, comics, graphic novels, jewellry, costumes, and quite a bit of Firefly… Continue reading Sheffield Comicon
Well, as many of you who read this blog know, I’m right in the middle of editing a novella, whilst trying to pack up a whole house and planning a move. This is all alongside trying to sort out the novella’s cover, the blurb, the publishing and trying to manage daily life. I’ve since come… Continue reading Deadlines! Despair! Disasters!
Time is not on my side this week, and it’s unlikely that will change for the whole of August! Editing Vastian Lore is proving tricky, not helped by the fact that the printer decided now was the time to run low on black ink, which hasn’t helped matters. I’ve printed off some pages of the… Continue reading Yeah, I Know It’s Not Friday, But…
Ok, so some of you great folks who have been reading my blog for a while will probably recall me mentioning the joint project, The Scriptorium, which is a mix of Flash Fiction every month, blogs, possibility of a future anthology, alongside four other writers/authors. A bit of a mouthful and a lot to take… Continue reading It’s Monday! Let’s Talk Scriptorium…And Other Things!
Well, I try to get my newsletter out by the 7th of every month. This time, it’s going to be a bit late due to the fact that dealing with the redrafting after the edit. My novella, Vastian Lore, should be out by the end of August, if it all goes well and nothing else… Continue reading Post Number 3 For This Week!! (Newsletters! Oh My!)
It’s a diffcult thing to construct a whole new world out of the confines of your head, but as a writer, it’s something I really enjoy doing. Although, I don’t like to overcrowd my stories with too much detail condensed into overlong paragraphs that as a reader would make my eyes roll into the back… Continue reading Building Worlds Brick By Brick! Or Rather Word By Word!