With great pleasure (and a modicum of relief), the second rewrite of “What Now?” is complete.
I now enter the final “cool down” period before a last run-through for any missed edits and remaining “tightening”. After that, it’s time to … Read the rest
Slipping in a quickie on a happy holidays week!
I’m at risk. I think.
My recent rewrite has added 30 pages to the book. 30!! Normally, I’m trimming pages in the rewrite, so this took me by surprise. It also … Read the rest
I’m about two-thirds complete with the second rewrite. This is the fun part.
The first rewrite is mainly basic editing (grammar, sentence structure) and clean-up (confusing or excessive dialog, shifting segments around). That’s pure grind-it-out work. The second rewrite is … Read the rest
When there’s an epilogue.
I have been battling (with myself) over whether to add an epilogue to the finale of my trilogy. It was a battle that was completely over. I had the epilogue written and appropriately placed behind the … Read the rest
And then he woke up.
There are plenty of crusty ways to get a writer out of a corner he has written himself into. Some of these are blatant cheats of the reader, some of them are flat-out laziness on … Read the rest
We just can’t get enough!
My campaign kicked off last Friday on Goodreads, offering a giveaway for copies of the first novel in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy, “What if?”. This will be followed by a similar offer on the … Read the rest
Beginning today, the first of my book promotions start. In anticipation of the release of the final book in the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures trilogy, “What Now?”, I will be running consecutive monthly promotions through Goodreads, an online community that shares … Read the rest
It’s the first line from my first book: “Whoa there, little guy. Watch out where you’re going.” It’s only just recently I noticed this applies to me as I do my daily walk.
The path I take around my area … Read the rest
We’re waist deep into editing and rewriting now and one thing is painfully clear about Book Three: Man, I made a ton of typing errors.
By now, you’re all familiar with my process. Bring the laptop to the beach, type … Read the rest
Two catchphrases that should not be used together: Ignorance is bliss. Express yourself.
We have a little brouhaha down here.
Actually, it seems like the whole country is interested. Or at least has an opinion. Fortunately, no one needs to … Read the rest