Category Archives: Writing Process

PUBLISHING DIARY: What to do when you are waiting? WRITE!

PUBLISHING DIARY: What to do when you are waiting?  WRITE!  Yes!  New stories!  Actually one short story already posted to www.jamestoddlewis.com, updates to another, and yet another story on the way! Okay, so before I get to other details, let … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Conversations with an editor!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Conversations with an editor!  As I was spending time today going through the various issues found by my editor in the first seven chapters of Beyond 2: Conversion, when I thought that others might wonder what this process is … Continue reading

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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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