Hi Everyone, I recently had a few requests on how to format a manuscript for paperback and/or ebook formatting. After some thought I realized that it would be easier and more convenient to write out the process and share with everyone. Please note though that the program used is Microsoft Word which I figure everyone … Continue reading Formatting eBook & Paperback for Publishing
Hi Everyone, I can’t say it any other way, 2020 sucked. It wasn’t a great year for many and a lot of us suffered. It’s hard to really think on the positives of 2020 as it all felt draining and terrible. I feel though that, while my problems are nowhere near as serious or urgent … Continue reading 2020 in review and a path going forward
Hi Everyone! While waiting for the final proof copy of Book 2 to arrive, I took some time to reflect on how I got here and how long it took to really finish and publish The Legend of Nariko: The Goddess Prophecy. My initial goal was to publish this book back in July and then … Continue reading Author Update #2
Hello everyone! It’s been a chaotic week but thankfully I was able to get the book fully edited! I wanted to make sure I had time to comb through the book for consistency. This felt necessary, especially with sequels as its easy to miss the little details. Currently the final step is just making sure … Continue reading Update: Book fully edited!
Truth be told though, I’m not sure what normal is anymore. Hello everyone, I was hoping that my time off to re-evaluate things would lead to more fruitful self discoveries. In a sense, it has helped me to recognize some things in life that I may have taken for granted. One of those things being … Continue reading Trying to return back to normal.
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! Last week was a heck of a doozy. Work (employment) was overloading and burning me out with frustration. I was also eating a terribly unhealthy diet and living relatively sedentary, so my energy was all but spent. But Thursday, I started working out again and improving my diet with healthier options. After a … Continue reading Progress So Far
Someone recently asked me about my experience and research regarding publishing and everything that went with it. I wrote out what I had learned and what I had wished I had known before publishing my first book back in 2017. Since then I’ve learned a lot about publishing through research from other authors and companies. … Continue reading Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing – Basic Overview
I want to preface this first by saying this is an unpaid and unsponsered look into the Grammarly program. This is purely out of curiosity and in my own exploration of the program I hope to help those just as curious as I am. Any programs or sites that can help self-published authors succeed. This … Continue reading Grammarly Review from a Writer’s perspective