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Progress Report

Progress Report Sales & WIP

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a progress report or blogged, but I’ve been busy writing. To paraphrase successful indie authors CJ Lyons and JA Konrath, the best marketing arsenal a writer can have is more books to sell. In order to reach my goal of publishing book numer two and three in 2013, I […]

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Publishing with Kindle Direct Publishing

Publishing…

Send to Kindle   It’s been a long journey, from when I first stared at a blank page and I started to tap away on Scrivener, to this day. I’ve finally uploaded The Asset for publishing to the Amazon Kindle Store. It can take up to 12 hours, so a little more waiting. 🙂 Send to […]

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Progress Report

Met My Writing Goal!

I’m very excited to announce that I just hit my word count goal for my second book! When I started writing my second book, I set a goal of 80,000 written words. I’ve blogged about setting writing goals before. It’s a goal to keep me motivated, but it’s not a target that must […]

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Manuscript Editing for Fiction

I Hate the Editing Part

I’ve been working on the edited manuscript for my WIP (work in progress) and I really hate this part of writing. I’m at the stage where the manuscript has come back from my editor and it’s chalk-full of suggestions, questions, and fixes. Although the changes are made and tracked by my editor on […]

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Progress Report

Progress Report on my WIP

The writing has been clicking along nicely on my current WIP (Work in Progress). I set a goal of 80,000 words and as of today, I’m at 68,135 words! It’s an exciting stage of the writing process, since the plot is coming along nicely and I’m in “wrap up” mode as the story […]

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Stressed

The Editing Process Excuse

I’ve been stuck on the editing process for my first fiction book for months now. It’s a process that has taken a lot longer than I ever imagined. I hired an editor and my manuscript went through a full edit. When I got back my edited manuscript with the editor’s suggested changes and […]

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Podcast for Fiction Writers

The Fictive Universe Podcast – Episode #3

Send to Kindle The new podcast for fiction writers is ready. The Fictive Universe Podcast, Episode #3 covers: The lastest update on my first fiction book, “The Asset”. The book cover design process for self published fiction writers. Good things happen when you meet other local writers, book publishing professionals, face-to-face.   Send to Kindle

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Writing Goals Compatible with Word Count?

There was recently a thread started on the KB Writer’s Cafe about writer’s putting too much emphasis on word count. The thread was meant to be sarcastic, but a bit of a brouhaha got started on the good and bad of going for word count. Focus on quality, not quantity was the mantra of […]

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YouTube Research for Fiction Writers

If you can’t physically visit a place you’re writing about, head on over to YouTube. My WIP takes place in Honduras, since it’s not feasible for me to book a flight to Tegus, I instead visited YouTube. I wanted to describe what it’s like to drive in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, so I searched “driving […]

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Progress Report

Latest Progress Report

Send to Kindle I know, I know, I’m late! It’s been awhile! I haven’t been keeping up with my progress reports on my writing. As I reported in my last progress report, I completed writing my first book, “The Asset”. The editing process has taken way longer than I ever imagined. I received the edited manuscript […]

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