Whew! Who knew getting a book ready for publication was such hard work? Oh yeah, probably all of you. … More I feel like the It’s Guy from Monty Python
Let’s all shout it together, shall we? One, two, three: OH THE FREAKIN’ HUMANITY, NOT A SYNOPSIS!!! … More The Book Synopsis, or, Kill Me Now
To date I have written the crappy first draft, got a slightly less crappy second draft beta-read, created an even better third draft after putting myself through editing boot camp, then read that draft out loud and came up with a decent fourth draft, and now I’ve just finished editing the fifth draft. I feel like I’ve been drafted.
… More I surrender, I surrender! (When you need to stop editing.)
So, it’s been about 15 minutes since I submitted queries and chapters for my first novel, Life in the ‘Cosm. OK, it’s been just under a month. Now comes the gap when I wait for rejection or acceptance of my writing. Is it just me, or is this waiting thing hard? … More Am I published yet? Five ways to cope with waiting for responses to your queries.
OK, OK, I did it again. I lost my poop. I took my eyes off the pleasure of writing and started fretting about how to publish–who would accept me, how would people regard me if I self-published, and on and on and on. This is what I call The Dark Vacuum of Joylessness. I just get sucked … More What really matters to me as a writer