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

January 12th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

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

PUBLISHING DIARY: Awesomely editing awesome awesomeness!

January 9th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

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 … Continue reading

PUBLISHING DIARY: Clearing the way, finishing book 10!

January 7th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

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

PUBLISHING DIARY: The eBooks are out to the editors!

December 29th, 2016 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

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

PUBLISHING DIARY: Converting to Audio and E-Book

December 25th, 2016 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

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

PUBLISHING DIARY: Cover Mock Up!

December 21st, 2016 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

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

PUBLISHING DIARY: Beyond Book 2 from Manuscript to Published

December 20th, 2016 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

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

Enjoying the journey – focusing on likes, not hate!

August 28th, 2016 by JTL Categories: Author's Comments, Observations and Advice, Writing Updates

Enjoying the journey of focusing on likes, not hate!  It’s wonderful to go through and give props to all of those amazing talents that have been inspirations to me – and I still keep thinking up things!!!  I’ve also gotten … Continue reading

Sharing what I like, not what I hate!

August 20th, 2016 by JTL Categories: Author's Comments, Writing Updates

Sharing what I like, not what I hate!  As we get closer and closer to a certain November date, my social media is just filling up with oodles of badness, trying desperately to convince people to change decisions they are … Continue reading

In … through … and beyond! Writing has started, again!

March 30th, 2016 by JTL Categories: Author's Comments, Informational, Writing Updates

In … through … and beyond! – It’s probably one of the better quotes from a movie called “The Black Hole,” which while it has its flaws, is still a move I like.  The experience for me is strange, though, … Continue reading