Category Archives: Writing Process

PUBLISHING DIARY: What to do after the oh-no second…

PUBLISHING DIARY:  What to do after the oh-no second…  Euyep!  I messed up!  See, I completely finished my edits on the Beyond: Conversion this weekend and then started applying them to what I THOUGHT was the master edit copy.  However, not so … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Gratitude, Gratitude, and Thank You!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Gratitude, Gratitude, and Thank You!  (Currently editing chapter 22!)  Okay, this is way overdue,  but I’ve wanted to say this for awhile – “Thank you!” Thank you?  To whom?  Well, let’s make a list, shall we?  I have … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Why editing in the Kindle application is effective…

PUBLISHING DIARY: Why editing in the Kindle application is effective… (Status: editing ch 7…)  I was purposely very exact in my title for this post.  I did NOT say editing on the Kindle platform is effective.  That is because, to date, I’ve … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Awesomely editing awesome awesomeness!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Awesomely editing awesome awesomeness!  (Status: editing chapter 4)  This post is going to be a little self-indicting because, as the title suggests, I don’t always like what I find when I’m editing.  I am very grateful there is … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Clearing the way, finishing book 10!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Clearing the way, finishing book 10!  Yep, you read that right!  I have just finished the manuscript for Beyond: Ascension, the 3rd book in the Beyond series and the 10th I’ve written to date!  That’s why the “PUBLISHING DIARY” has … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: The eBooks are out to the editors!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  The eBooks are out to the editors!  Consequently, that also means that the eBook is ready for me to edit!  So… I have reclaimed one of the tablets in the house and loaded everything up.  Also, I have … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Converting to Audio and E-Book

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Converting to Audio and E-Book Enabling effective editing for me and for my gracious editors requires two steps – converting the manuscript to both a machine-read MP3 version and to a Kindle eBook. Now, for the first task, … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Cover Mock Up!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Cover Mock Up!   Okay, so here’s the honest confession – I’m not a visual artist, duh.  However, over time I’ve developed a few skills with some visual editing programs (and I’ve had some great tutors – Kat Miller for … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Beyond Book 2 from Manuscript to Published

Ever wonder what it takes to actually publish a book from a completed manuscript to end product?  Well, I haven’t completely cataloged the process (which I warn you is about two months long), but it could be pretty helpful for … Continue reading

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More questions from a reader of “The Fallen” answered!

Here are some more questions brought up by another reader of The Fallen. Question:  While he liked the story, overall, he felt it a bit too surrealistic that the creator religion would be so widely accepted by most Thurians without a … Continue reading

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