Now there is a bit of irony here as I was thinking about this before I put my right hand out of action. I don’t know where I about read the idea, it’s not mine so I apologise for not crediting it. There is a great deal to be said for writing your first draft […]Read more "Advise from an unpublished Author – Writing by hand"
As my blog is supposed to be about my book I thought I ought to do another book update. I’m feeling a bit smug at the moment. When I produced my first draft it was about 90k words then I decided to cut the book in to two. This meant my first draft was only […]Read more "Another book update – try to contain your excitement."
I know this is easier said than done if you are an indie author on a limited budget. A decent editor will cost a lot, more than most hope to make out of their book. That leaves friends and family. The problem there is that they might just tell you how good it is, because […]Read more "Advice from an unpublished author; Getting someone to critique your work before you publish."
That is the tag line of my blog. So how hard was it? Well I have to say the first draft wasn’t that hard. It took me a couple of years I gave up on it at one point then went back. I was able to knock out a 90k first draft relatively painlessly although […]Read more "How hard can it be to write a book?"
As the title says I just had one of those great writing moments when I briefly felt like a real writer and might actually know what I’m doing. To be perfectly truthful if you are reading this then it was over a month ago as I schedule posts well in advance but don’t let truth […]Read more "Just had on of those great writing moments"
After a longer absence than I originally planned I’ve returned to my blog. Work has been particularly busy for the past few month and I’ve also been kept editing editing a book. Not mine unfortunately someone else’s, more of that another time. My own book has been progressing a lot more slowly than I would […]Read more "Back in the blogging world"
My long summer holiday is over (no need for you to comment Kevin!) and I have been neglecting my blog I thought I had better write an update. Sorry to anyone who has commented on other posts and I’ve not replied, it was very rude of me. One of the things I have managed to […]Read more "Summers gone but True Wizards is still going."
One of the things I have been giving a lot of thought to as I approach the editing stage of my book is do I leave the swearing in. There isn’t a lot of swearing in it, just one character swears he uses the f word a few times, it is fitting with his personality […]Read more "Too much swearing"
I’ve just started on editing the first draft of my book. Yes, I do know I have mention that I’ve finished the first draft more than once, but hey I’ve never written a book before. I’ve not looked at the first chapter for about six months but this was the one chapter I had already […]Read more "Back to earth with a bump"
I have just finished my first job as an editor, a few days ahead of schedule I might add! I have been working on the now released Soul Siphon by James Harrington, a book I can recommend, but then I would say that. I thought it might be interesting to share what the editing process […]Read more "My first go at editing another authors book"