PUBLISHING DIARY: Oops! I started writing a new book!

March 30th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Author's Comments, Informational

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Oops!  I started writing a new book!  Okay, probably not a common complaint for most people.  I get it, but yep, it’s happened!  I started, as stated in my last blog, using a new (to me) editor called … Continue reading

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

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

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

PUBLISHING DIARY: Conversations with an editor!

February 11th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

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

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

January 31st, 2017 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

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

PUBLISHING DIARY: Gratitude, Gratitude, and Thank You!

January 25th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

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

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 is … 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