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Blasts From the Past

I realize that this blog post was supposed to be about book distribution…but, we’ll have to get to that next time. In a way, the idea behind today’s offering somewhat supports the point that I’m bringing up today…because the original topic of discussion was somewhat ceremoniously hijacked. If you’re a regular follower of me here, on Facebook, or via Twitter, you already know that I am in the process of finishing VITAE, which is my…

Editing – Is it Necessary?

If you’ve been following along via Twitter and Facebook, you already know that VITAE is due out in a few months. Working on the novel has been where the bulk of my free time has gone since recovering from a wrist injury. My wrist still isn’t at 100%, but it’s close enough so that I can write/type for longer periods of time with an occasional rest. A lot has gone on since my previous post.…

There’s More Where That Came From

Friday, November 8, 2019. That is the date the current edition of DUALITY will be removed from Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats to make way for the updated second edition to be released on Sunday, November 10, 2019. The second edition will have a number of cosmetic/formatting changes on the outside and inside of the book; and, though I am hoping that VITAE will also be released on the same day, I am…

#WritingCommunity on Twitter

In my opinion, there’s a lot of work involved with being a self-published author in addition to what it takes to write a novel. We don’t usually have a “machine” behind us; a group of individuals working for and with us to help us to become a success. A self-published author might need to outsource an editor, cover designer, and publicist – or he/she has to become all of those things. This is where networking…

Great Storms That Begin Small

I have spent the last month or so doing my best to get my life right. I don’t mean that on any dramatic, over-the-top, monumental scale. I only mean in terms of writing, working on my “brand,” and finalizing plans for future projects. It is a lot. That is definitely not an over-exaggeration; I actually do have a lot on my plate. And, it’s fantastic! That is not a complaint at all. I am absolutely…

Co-Writing; or, Cohabitating a Literary Mind

I was recently asked whether I’d ever consider collaborating with another author. I’ve had to give it some serious thought and, to be honest, I’m still thinking about it because of previous experiences. One, in particular, still stands out though many years have gone by. Sometime in either 2004 or 2005, what had been an extremely close ten-year friendship came to an abrupt, unresolved, and unsettling close.  Peter (not his real name) was my best…

More to Come!

One year ago, Always Ametra was launched. I realized that it was time to write in my own voice and under my own name, and though I wasn’t sure how long of a journey this would be, I still wanted to follow through. Since then, SO many wonderful things have happened. I’ll share them all as the time comes, but I’m glad to focus on a couple of them for now. My debut novel, Duality, is…

Character Profiles

I’ve decided to do something new and fun. Because I had so much fun crafting the book trailer for Duality, I decided to take it a step further with the creation of character profile videos. These will be spoiler-free in that, while giving a bit of insight into the character, will not give away any of the plot. I’m also only going to do two of them – maybe three. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

Maintaining Focus and Consistency Throughout a Series

Just as my primary focus was on Duality while I was writing it, my focus is now on my current novel. That isn’t to say, though, that I don’t have an eye cast upon future books. I’ve mentioned before how I have several projects in the works. To be frank, I have enough material to keep me busy well into the year 2020 – to start. Inside that bag of goodies is a series that will span…

We Have Reached Beta!

I realize that there has been radio silence here at Always Ametra as of late. But, for good reason! For the last three weeks, I have spent roughly 18 hours out of every weekend doing nothing but writing. Yes, I continued to write every evening during the week after work, but it became the norm to get in on Friday before 5 pm and spend the next eight hours at my desk writing and editing…