PUBLISHING DIARY: NEW BOOK RELEASE DATE IS HERE!!!

May 26th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

PUBLISHING DIARY: NEW BOOK RELEASE DATE IS HERE!!!  Resurrection: The Beyond Thuria Trilogy Book Two is now available!  The journey that started December 20th, 2016 has finally finished, and the next chapter of this now nine-book series is now available on … Continue reading

PUBLISHING DIARY: The last mile … and a half of the publishing marathon.

May 23rd, 2017 by JTL Categories: Observations and Advice, Writing Updates

PUBLISHING DIARY:  The last mile … and a half of the publishing marathon.  As a random thing this morning, I looked up how long a marathon actually was, and wow – okay, for those of you who run those things, … Continue reading

PUBLISHING DIARY: The most challenging 250 words of a novel are…

May 18th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Author's Comments, Observations and Advice

PUBLISHING DIARY: The most challenging 250 words of a novel are… Care to guess? Are these the first few sentences of a new story?  No.  The ending?  Not even close.  Believe it or not, it’s the summary that goes on the back … Continue reading

PUBLISHING DIARY: An end, a middle, and a beginning!

May 6th, 2017 by JTL Categories: Writing Process, Writing Updates

PUBLISHING DIARY: An end, a middle, and a beginning!  The surprising non-linear way of writing a linear story can be a bit surprising.  For example, take this weekend.  Last week, the editors finished their work on Beyond: Conversion, and I made … Continue reading

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