Friday, January 27, 2012

Getting Ready to Publish

     It's almost that time. Putting your masterpiece out there for all the world to see. What route will you take? How many potholes will you encounter? I am on that journey. This has been a learning experience from the very beginning and I am enjoying the ride. Check out the scenery along the way and stop to take in the sights.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A New Day For Aspiring Authors

   E-publishing has created a host of outlets for new authors today. The years of waiting patiently (hardly for a traditional publisher to probably reject your hard work have come to an end. Is that a good thing? Some people don't seem to think so. Only the best should be published. I disagree. How many times have you seen a review about a movie or novel that was negative, then when you decided to see that movie or read that novel, you were pleasantly surprised. Each of us sees the world through rose colored glasses. Have you ever counted how many different color roses are in the world? Judge for yourself, and if that book or movie wasn't what you expected, no worries, sometimes wine improves with age.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

FRACTURE release

     My new fantasy novel is in the final edits. I hope to be released sometime late January or early February. An assassin from a world of kings and magic is set on a collision course with Kristina. A strong willed young woman, from our world, whose murder of her parents puts her on a path that will change her life and his forever.                                                                            

Monday, January 23, 2012

Kill Em Off!

     Killing a character off. How and when do you decide to 'eliminate' a character in your story? Was the decision hard or easy? Did you grow to love or hate him or her? Drop me a line and tell me your thoughts on the subject.  

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Imagination: Fuel for the Fire

     I have always had a vivid imagination. Fantastic worlds and beings have followed me since my childhood, and I think that most fantasy and sify writers are like me. Ask me to describe any character in my stories and I can tell you in detail, everything about them. How they look, what they think, how they feel, and even who they love or hate. Write that world on paper and they live on forever. Maybe even longer than the writer.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Life in the Author's Seat

     You 're finished. The feeling you get when you type those last two words is unbelievable. The End. Now you're ready to publish. Not so fast buddy. Now you have to promote this baby. Facebook, Twitter, Blog, and the list goes on and on. It can be overwhelming. I know because I am new to this game too. I'm taking one day at a time. Setting up scheduled task like a secretary so I can promote my blood, sweat and tears to the world. Is it worth it? You bet it is. Watch the face of someone who is reading what took you months, maybe years to accomplish. See that smile. Yes, it's worth it.