2017 July Summer/Winter Sale at Smashwords

For those of you who shop for your e-fiction at Smashwords, their Summer/Winter Sale is about to begin. For the entire month of July, books enrolled in the program will be offered at various discount levels. While I’ve participated in the event in the past, I have to be honest, I didn’t make any sales. Not Read More …

Lessons Learned from Participating in NaNoWriMo 2016

Today, I’d like to talk about what I learned about myself and my process while participating in NaNoWriMo 2016. Joining me today to help illustrate my points is a clown. I don’t know why he’s here, but he seems to want to be here, so let’s begin. 1. Planing to Write 50,000 Words Resulted in Writing Read More …

Day 23 of NaNoWriMo – My Fingers Are On Fire

Today, was a very productive day. Lots of words in a short amount of time. So here’s a run down of what I accomplished: First, I finished up the section I skipped over in yesterday’s scene. I wasn’t quite sure how long it would take for Maeve to put the pieces together, but she did Read More …

Day 22 of NaNoWriMo – Brain Hurts

Today’s writing scene was a little slow to get started. I ended up skipping over a part of it just so I could get to the good stuff—the high drama, the climax. It was violent and gory and a lot of intense. In fact, it’s the only gory scene in the entire book. The other Read More …

Day 21 of NaNoWriMo – The Cart Before the Horse

Writing today was a challenge. Maeve returns to the homeless shelter and has a final conversation with Daniel. The scene is told from her POV, and what proved difficult was manipulating the conversation so that it ended on a very particular beat, one that sets the emotional tone and gives the readers a very clear understanding Read More …