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NaNoWriMo

Friends, I have a dilemma. As some of you may know, NaNoWriMo is coming up. That stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it takes place every November. I have never participated before and I am seriously considering doing so now. In case you aren’t familiar with the rules, they are: Writing starts at 12:00 a.m. on November 1 and ends 11:59:59 p.m. on November 30, local time. No one is allowed to start early and…

Very Special Announcement

A mistake, albeit it one that I’ve come to appreciate and squeal over for the last hour or so, has caused the paperback version of Duality to be made available on Amazon ahead of the November 10 publication date. I cannot change this and I’ve decided that I wouldn’t if I could. I will instead take it, run with it, scream over it (flailing hands, included), and share the news! The Kindle version is available…

Huzzah!

Last night, I completed the upload of Duality to Amazon – in both Kindle as well as paperback format! The Kindle version was approved almost immediately. The paperback version, however, is still in review and I expect it to be approved at any time. Once both are up and showing as available for preorder, I’ll be sure to make an announcement. For now… I am exhausted, amazed, excited, grateful, and very hyper. Once I’ve recovered,…

What Did I Do Differently?

As we get closer to the release date for Duality on 11/10, I’ve been dealing with a lot of thoughts and feelings associated with the publication of my first novel. I’ve been writing since I was 13 years old. Along the way, I’ve had countless dreams of what it would be like to see my name featured on the cover of a book. I’ve been in touch with publishing companies – both traditional and vanity…

Cleared For Landing

After the release date for Duality was announced and the book trailer was released, I took some much-needed time off to relax and regroup. It felt as though a huge weight was removed and I could have collapsed into a gooey pile of happiness. Now that I’ve had that break, however, it’s time to get back to work. I initially planned to write a lengthy and involved post on what the editing process was like…

And All To Do Again!

The response to both the announcement of the release date for Duality as well as to the book trailer has been phenomenal. I am so grateful for the support and encouragement that I’ve received, for the leads on helpful resources that I can utilize moving forward, and to those who have kindly volunteered to assist in beta reading the next as well as future novels. I have a vacation coming up, but it’ll be a working…

The Shriek Heard ‘Round the World

On November 10, 2018, my debut novel – Duality – will be released! As some of you know, that is also my birthday in addition to the one-year anniversary of my blog’s inception. Furthermore, it will be my goal to release a new novel every year on the same date. I’ll be getting gifts on November 10th, and so will you! I am SO happy and excited right now that this won’t be a full post…

The Joys of Self-Promotion…eh

The announcement of the release date for Duality is drawing near, and I find myself spending every spare moment – outside of work and writing my second novel – on areas of promotion and creating promotional material for the book. I have to admit that while I have an intense fondness for the creative process as a whole, it does take a certain type of vision to make a promotion pop and I don’t have the interest…

Patchwork Wordsmith

Last weekend was rather fantastic. Because it was a three-day weekend, I had the opportunity to get all of the logistics out of the way by early Saturday afternoon with two full days still remaining to do as I liked. Obviously, part of that time was spent working on my second novel. I also read over some of the finer details with regard to publishing and came several steps closer to finalizing a release date…

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…