Want WIP? DEAD SHOT Sneak Preview!

Don’t be shocked if none of this makes the final cut.

Advertisements

I’m violating an Author Ruleā„¢ of some sort, but as I paused to admire the initial draft of Dead Shot: A Diane Pembrook Thriller I thought, “Hey, how about a sneak preview for the web site?”

Continue reading “Want WIP? DEAD SHOT Sneak Preview!”

Three Important Author Questions, Revisited

For professional and personal reasons, I have been very reluctant to openly state my answer to #1.

I mentioned in a prior update that I stumbled upon three questions every creative type should be asking themselves, by way of Dan Blank. To recap, they are as follows:

Continue reading “Three Important Author Questions, Revisited”

Killing the Productivity with Motivation Addiction

Whether I release 6 titles or 1, absolutely none of it is going to get done unless I get it done.

I’m always on the lookout for tips and insights into the publishing biz, or how to be a better writer, or just general items of interest. (Hey, I’ve gotta have some fun.) I don’t know how I did it, but I found Dean Wesley Smith’s web site, and by extension, his series called Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing. It’s full of great stuff! Which is both good and bad.

Continue reading “Killing the Productivity with Motivation Addiction”

Notes from the Field: December 4 2017

If anyone can tell me how I went from thinking, “One day, I might write a book,” to being on my fifth manuscript in seven months, that would be great.

If anyone can tell me how I went from thinking, “One day, I might write a book,” to being on my fifth manuscript in seven months, that would be great.

Continue reading “Notes from the Field: December 4 2017”

Book Update: Initial Draft Finished!

The end of the book kept eluding me, but at 1:00 AM today I typed the last sentence of the initial draft of Crossed Out: An Ana Lode Thriller.

The end of the book kept eluding me, but at 1:00 AM today I typed the last sentence of the initial draft of Crossed Out: An Ana Lode Thriller. I must be maturing as a writer, because I didn’t bawl my head off when I finished.
Instead, I had a warm feeling of accomplishment. Progress!

Continue reading “Book Update: Initial Draft Finished!”