Hello lovely readers.
This update is not very interesting. I don’t have a huge word count change or massive story changes. Everything is little bitty details that I’m picking at. Currently, (like literally right now,) I’m listening to Word read Out of Light so I can catch missing words and weird sentences.
If you’re interested in my life not in writing/editing, then it’s mostly been a lot of working and sleeping. I like my job though it does leave me really tired at the end of the day. I’m playing around with D&D on the weekends.
Also reading The Magicians.
Anyway, good night! ❤
Hello lovely readers,
It’s January, can you believe it?! That means it’s almost the one year anniversary of Out of Darkness becoming available. (A month, give or take.)
My original goal was to have Out of Light published the same day. That didn’t work out quite like I wanted. I did get a job though! Which means that it’ll be a whole heck of a lot easier to take care of the monetary side of all of this. (Cover, editing, whatnot.)
I started another read through of Out of Light to tweak some things I wrote elsewhere. Seemed like a good plan.
I know I was going somewhere with this, but I got a phone call and lost my train of thought. Anyway, happy new year!
So remember last week when I was all like “Oh, I’ll update weekly cause I’m better at remembering that.”
Continue reading NaNoWriMo2018 Week 2(ish)
Hello again readers!
It’s October, how did that happen? I’m pretty sure yesterday was July, so this is a little strange. Took a bit of a writing break, but I’ve been back at it the past week or so. The break was apparently what I needed as the editing is going a bit more smoothly now. I even wrote a rough outline of another book in the War of the Sisters world. (And some completely unrelated things, but we’re ignoring those for now.)
Continue reading Something about being an Arthur
That’s an awfully vague title, but I didn’t feel like putting “Thinks I’ve Learned Since I Hit Publish on Out of Darkness Three Months Ago.” because that seemed absurd.
Anyway, I’ve realized a couple things over the past few months, that will help (me) a whole heck of a lot when I go to publish Out of Light. Not the writing part, who even cares about that. (Kidding.)
Here is a small, unordered list of things that I’ve realized the past couple days.
- You can’t just slap an ebook cover on a paperback. It just doesn’t look as good as you think. You need a spine/back cover.
- Figure out your measurements. Otherwise, your cover is gonna be wonky.
- Trust (some of) your instincts. If you’re uneasy about how it looks on screen, you’re probably going to be the same once it prints.
- Proofread your blurb and bio. Three times. Maybe more.
- Making other people format your stuff is good. (thanks ax)
- It’s unhealthy to refresh the sales page 50 times per day.
I had more, but I got distracted. I really need to start writing these away from the main computer.
Till next time!
Note to self: Proofread everything.
PS: I have no updates on Out of Light, just been editing it up. Gonna start putting it up on Scribophile soon for initial fixes. Then I have to find a beta reader again I guess. Oh, also I’ve sold over 60 copies of Out of Darkness.
(Yes, that number is 61.)