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Weekend Progress – Week 4

So how did I do this weekend? Short answer: Not so great. Family drama sidelined me, so I’m reminding myself that progress not perfection is important. The weekend wasn’t a total wash, however. I did manage to write 5000 words in Seaside Valleria 3, mostly through dictation (I wrote more about that in a recent […]

Ebook Creation: Post-Writing Process

Once the book is ready to go (or at least when I think it’s ready to go), it’s time for the next phase: ebook creation. Ebook creation happens after the editing phase. Once I review and make my copyeditor’s changes, and once the cover is ready, I can make the ebook. The technical aspect of […]

Weekend Plans – Week 4

Another week, another weekend. Here are my author-y plans for the days ahead! You’ve probably noticed a pattern about my weekends, and that I’m working on the same books. When we’re close to crunch time (i.e., publication date) that’s typically how it goes. It’s different in the editing phase, because once the book’s in the […]

The Bright Side of the Muse – Part 5

Today is the last day in my muse series (at least for now). Today we’ll talk about the bright side of the muse – she has one, I promise! The great thing about the muse (or, really, creativity in general) is all the different directions it can take you. You can get inspired by the […]

The Dark Side of the Muse – Part 4

I’ll be spending the next couple days finishing up my muse series. We’ve talked about the muse in general, tempting her back, and what to do when she comes back with too many ideas. Today, I’ll talk about her dark side. Some might say the dark side of the muse is writer’s block (the dreaded […]