Writing is definitely the most fun part in creating a story. The author comes up with creative and wonderful ideas for their characters and the overarching plot. Everything feels exciting and like a breath of fresh air. Editing, on the other hand, is a grueling and painful process. Editing is when the work is analyzed … Continue reading The Editing Process
Hi Everyone! Great news! My editor has finished his revisions and I'm going through and applying them to the final draft of The Legend of Nariko: The Goddess Prophecy. Currently I'm finishing up the last changes and a few additional pieces to the novel. I'm also working on finalizing a volume 1 edition which is … Continue reading Book 2 Progress Update
Hi Everyone!As the title suggests, I’ve been suffering from a bit of burnout this week. I’ve been trying to maintain a work life balance while also writing book 3 of The Legend of Nariko and working with my editor to clean up book 2 for publishing this summer. However earlier this week I came across … Continue reading Burnout Recovery
Hi everyone! I do say Reflection quite a bit I realize. Going on a small break over the holidays. I’m planning on using the time to reflect on my goals and how I approached them this year. There was a lot I had hoped to achieve this year but I got side tracked repeatedly and … Continue reading Reflection and Break for the Holidays
Sometimes life doesn’t quite go how you plan. Changes can come up unexpectedly and it can be rather difficult to handle. I recently went through something rather life-changing and I wasn’t quite myself for a couple days. But I really do believe facing it head on helps to overcome the challenges whether mentally, emotionally or … Continue reading Changes and New Beginnings
I want to preface this article by noting that I am not a professional by any means. What I’m hoping this article will do is help other beginning authors like myself learn from the struggles and mistakes that I made in my first year. I published my book as an ebook in April 2017 and … Continue reading What I learned in my First Year of Self Publishing
Hello Everyone! I wanted to start off by apologizing for my absence in the month of July. The reason being I worked so much on working on the 2nd edition of my book that I lost focus on my other goals such as posting content once a week. It turned out there was so much … Continue reading Update and Apology
Hello everyone!I must apologize once again, life seems to get in the way far too often. Work piles up, papers and midterms need doing, relationships ending, all the usual time killers. It's become more difficult to consistently write new chapters and, while writing during my commute to school and work provides some writing time, it … Continue reading Update and Reflection!