This is a good write-up about ways to "protect" yourself and your work from burn-out, right here, by Lilith Saintcrow. This is really important stuff for writers to hear from other writers and understand. I've said some of these things myself. I've realized that by the time I get close to the finish line with… Continue reading Avoiding Burn Out
I unquit Twitter this morning. I said it before, I'm no quitter. Apparently, I should take the occasional break from Twitter. Sometimes it isn't easy being an introvert in this modern technologically advanced world. I can do that, you know, change my mind. We're all free to change our minds. I think people forget that,… Continue reading Philosophy, Miscellaneous, The Vampire Novel, Etc.
Well, here's an update on those Gremlins. I was using the free versions of Grammarly and Ginger, both good grammar editing/correcting programs. With the free version of Ginger, you get a limited number of free corrections. I hit that. It was then that I realized that the purchase of one of these programs had become… Continue reading Grammarly
Okay, as mentioned, I've been busy. So I hadn't checked some of my emails. When I did get around to that, I had an email from Kindle Direct informing me that they have merged with CreateSpace, the publishing platform I've used as an indie author and privateer to publish my wares. I also use… Continue reading CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing Are Now One
The other day, in promoting my vampire novel, I posted links to chapter excerpts. In reading through those excerpts again myself, I noticed places where the sentences could use tightening. I noticed places where I want to replace commas with periods. In reading one of my own stories earlier today, I found an instance where… Continue reading Undone
Almost December, I wonder what it will bring with it, however much I try not to. I think about the things we think we always wanted, the ones we got, and the ones that got away, in the middle of the day, in the glaring light of dawn, in the fading twilight, in the moonlight… Continue reading In The Lingering of November