April 28, 2019 · 11:43 am
I was too optimistic, but I came close. I have fewer than fifty pages left in this edit. I’m confident I can finish it off this week (well, 99.99% confident).
One additional thing I did this week was work on the notes for book two. I have seven pages of longhand notes along with an updated calendar (pro-tip: always write with a calendar), and a whole slew of new ideas.
Plus (and I’m so excited), the audio is in for Coffee and Ghosts 1: Must Love Ghosts! The narrator is fabulous and I can’t wait to share the end result.
So, this week, I’ll be pulling on the headphones and listening to nearly seven hours of Coffee and Ghosts. The last time I reviewed the text (for world building), I ended up with the overwhelming urge to drink cup after cup of coffee. I think I better stock up on a fresh supply along with some half and half.
April 26, 2019 · 6:00 am
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April 21, 2019 · 11:09 am
Spring has sprung, and everyone is happy
What a difference a week makes. We went from blustery cold and snow to sunshine and April showers.
I am still inching my way through the edit. If I weren’t enjoying it so much (and I am, really I am), I’d be frustrated with how slowly it’s going.
I’m halfway through the manuscript. Well, almost.
It might be too optimistic to say I’ll finish it up this week.
But I can always hope.
April 19, 2019 · 6:00 am
I don’t have a book in this giveaway, but if you’re looking for a new urban fantasy series to read, you might try here.
Happy Friday and happy reading!
April 14, 2019 · 12:00 pm
As predicted I’m inching my way through the edits, and as predicted, we got a lot of snow. But it’s April and I’m pretty much over winter, so I didn’t take any pictures.
I’m up to page 50, but surprisingly, this isn’t a slog. Not only that, but I’ve (easily) cut five pages. I’m really enjoying going through the manuscript at this pace. That being said, I really hope this is the last major edit I need to do.
In exciting news this week, I listened to and approved the extended sample for the audiobook version of Coffee and Ghosts. The narrator is amazing, and I am So. Excited. Must Love Ghosts (Season One) is up first. I’m really looking forward to listening to the rest of the episodes.
April 12, 2019 · 6:00 am
One of the things I’m doing this year is expanding my audio catalog and reach.
My first two audio books are now available nearly everywhere (not just on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes). In fact, you can listen for free if your library uses Overdrive.
If you like this story, you can also read the other two in the collection for free (except on Amazon, because they’re stubborn).
Or to listen, click-through on the SoundCloud link for a list of audio vendors.
April 7, 2019 · 11:23 am
Editing owl thinks you should be editing.
I met my goal this week. The paper edits for The Trouble with Necromancers are done!
Not only that, but I’m up to page 8 on getting those edits back into the electronic version of the manuscript.
Slow and steady and all that.
And since I was in the editing zone, I also edited two pieces of flash fiction as well.
This week’s goal is to get as many edits as I can from the page and into the manuscript. This really will be a slow and steady endeavor (I’m trying not to call it a slog–need to stay optimistic).
Also, we have barred owls in the neighborhood, although this is not the most photogenic picture of them. They must be nesting close by because yesterday, the “who cooks for you” sounded like it was coming from the back porch.
I wonder how they are at editing.
April 5, 2019 · 6:00 am
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