The Things They Don’t Tell You

As far as I know, there is no definitive manual on how to be an author. There are hundreds of books about the craft of writing and dozens of places to go for advice on how to write a good query letter and synopsis. You can take a course on everything from nailing that firstContinue reading “The Things They Don’t Tell You”

Publishing is a Journey

Last month I promised my newsletter subscribers a story. Here it is… Publishing is a journey that requires a lot of patience. Books have to be written and revised, submitted, accepted (hopefully), revised again, edited to within an inch of their precious lives, and then, finally, made available for purchase. For me, on average, eightContinue reading “Publishing is a Journey”

Reading Challenge Update (January)

On the twenty-fifth of January I noticed I had read twenty-five books in twenty-five days. Not all of them were the size of War and Peace. One was a graphic novel, another a comic. Still, I had absorbed twenty-five separate stories in as many days. I’m not sure if I’ve ever done that before. PartContinue reading “Reading Challenge Update (January)”