This past November, I technically did not win NaNoWriMo, but in a way, I did. Confused? What I mean is, while I didn't write 50,000 words over the course of November, I did complete my rough draft of my book, Serafima's Stone - Book 2 of the Gaslight Frontier Series! As is my custom, I then … Continue reading My Self-Editing Process
The year 2016 has been a roller-coaster-ride of a year. Between wars, crazy politics, and the huge number of celebrity deaths (on that note, I'm not a religious person, but isn't there something in the bible about good people being sent to heaven right before the apocalypse, leaving only the sinners left on earth to … Continue reading Year in Review: 2016
Camp NaNoWriMo is similar to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, which is November), except it happens in April and July. Its purpose is to encourage writers to simply get words on paper (or word processor). According to the Camp NaNoWriMo About page: Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writer’s retreat, designed for maximum flexibility and creativity. … Continue reading Preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo April 2016
Merry Christmas! Today also happens to be my birthday! This post will be short and sweet, with a quick update on Grigory's Gadget: Last week, I received my copy edits from the editors at Writership. My sentiments about this are summed up well by this quote from one of my favorite authors, Gail Carriger: Meanwhile, … Continue reading Merry Christmas, and Happy Birthday to Me!
This week's blog post comes early, and will be short and sweet, because holidays 😉 I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving (quite belated if you're Canadian, sorry! 😉 ) Quick update on Grigory's Gadget: I just sent my manuscript to the Writership editors on Friday for copy editing! I'm also starting to … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Good editing is vital for a good book. If you really want your book to shine, you need a professional editor. Editing your book yourself is great and all, but getting another, professional set of eyes can make a huge difference. If you're publishing traditionally, your publishing house likely has its own editor(s) on hand … Continue reading How I Found My Professional Editor
Background: I recently ran an Indiegogo Campaign to help fund my debut novel, Grigory's Gadget. Since I've decided to self-publish, the cost of professional editing, cover design, etc. is my burden, rather than a publisher's. For the editors and designers I've decided to work with (Writership and Deranged Doctor Design) that burden summed up to … Continue reading What I Learned From My Indiegogo Campaign