Author’s Log 2011.20

Author’s Log 2011.20

It’s been a hectic month of handling the sales since publication day. Our wrapped and sealed copies of the book have continued to go well.  It has been humbling to read the reviews coming in for A Fool’s Errand from readers around the world. Knowing that others have loved the story I created makes me…

Author’s Log 3008.20

Author’s Log 3008.20

I am now at just over 80% of the way through my final edit of A Fool’s Errand. Out of the past six plus weeks this last has been the most productive and I can see the finish line. Setting the release date has been another significant part of the last month as well. It…

Author’s Log 2607.20

Author’s Log 2607.20

I’ve been working through my final edit of book one, A Fool’s Errand. It has started slowly but am now getting to build momentum. Being my first time receiving an editor’s feedback on a fiction manuscript there’s been a lot of things to get sorted out in regards to how I process the inputs and…

Author’s Log 3005.20

Author’s Log 3005.20

Since the manuscript for A Fool’s Errand went off to my editor, I think I’ve gone crazy only three times so far. I don’t have many finger nails left either 🙂 In truth after a couple of weeks of pretending I wasn’t a writer, I have been busy reading the book on my kindle app,…

Author’s Log 2204.20

Author’s Log 2204.20

Well the time has arrived, and today the manuscript for A Fool’s Errand has gone off to my editor. For a first time author this is quite a big moment. It’s both exciting and a little nerve racking. One of the challenges in transitioning from “I’m writing a book” to “publishing a book” is being…

Author’s Log 3003.20

Author’s Log 3003.20

2020 has been an interesting year so far. I’ve been quiet here because I’ve simply been sprinting towards the finish line. I interviewed and selected an editor for A Fool’s Errand which made everything much more tangible. An original date for handing over the manuscript has had to be modified a little due to changing…

Author’s Log 2709.19

Author’s Log 2709.19

Slow progress on the editing at the moment. Mostly due to the editing and pre-publishing of my new Workbook for my nonfiction, which you can see over at Website Planning Guide. I am at about 70% editing of the book, and spending time inspecting the nature of my characters at the moment. Especially the secondary…

Author’s Log 2607.19

Author’s Log 2607.19

The last month has been a busy one in matters unrelated to my fiction writing, so there’s been a break from making solid progress. In completing the latest Non-fiction draft, i set myself a reward for a trip away to reconnect with my novel and get new energy into the editing process. I never had…

Author’s Log 1406.19

Author’s Log 1406.19

At times it feels like I am back at the very beginning writing the first few scenes, and the end of the tunnel is not even imaginable let alone finding any light there. The editing and structural fixes, require lots of time resolving world building elements, and components needed in the later books, that I…

Author’s Log 2203.19

Author’s Log 2203.19

Back in the words, and loving it. Currently working through scenes I identified in my structural audit that needed adjustment. What does that mean? Well in some cases when reviewing the structure of the story I could see that a key scene’s intensity needed to be raised. Think of a scale, if it was only…

Author’s Log 2402.19

Author’s Log 2402.19

Major advances in settling key issues around my protagonist and her story line have been made in the previous weeks, as part of edit 2. This was significant but slow moving. It has taken me a lot more time to get my head around resolving key issues in fiction, verse my non-fiction. I have been…