Paperback Rewards

In a digital world, writing can sometimes feel like I’m moving ones and zeros in a virtual world where nothing is real. Even when I’ve finished the book and output it into various ebook formats, it still doesn’t feel like I’ve completed my goal...

Setting Expectations When Launching Your First Novel

The dream of everyone that wants to be a writer is to draft the next great American novel, release it to public accolades and sit back while the money and notoriety roll in. There’s one word for that… fantasy. In today’s publishing climate, its...

Word Count, Novellas and Novels

As I mentioned yesterday, I finished the first draft of the novella The Homecoming Incident. As the first of five novellas as part of the Gabby Wells Chronicles novella series, I’m excited to get that first draft done. Today I started outlining...

Daily Writing Word Count – On Track

I set a goal of writing 1500 words a day during Lent. So far I have lived up to that goal. I’ve written over 10,000 words since last week on the first Gabby Wells prequel called The Homecoming Incident. If things go well, I’ll be able to push...

Book Review – Write. Publish. Repeat.

To be published or self-publish, that is the question. Since the advent of the ebook, a slow and constant paradigm shift has been occurring in the publishing world. Much like how Napster and, later, ITunes changed the face of music, Amazon and...