Restructure, Redirect, Reconnect

After consultation with my muse, prime reader, and partner, who fortuitously are the same person and my fiancée, I’ve decided to retool my series, The Stream. Although I like the books, I felt the writing could be tightened up, and more importantly, the marketing approach needed to be redirected toward its audience. When I wrote…

Editing, Day … What the hell day is it again?

Okay, I’m coming to the end, even though I’ve no idea what comes after the end. Initially, I thought that I’d finish my edits and then pull Discovery from circulation in an attempt to redirect marketing efforts toward finding an agent and perhaps getting it published in the UK. But as I’ve gone through the…

Editing Discovery, Day 15

Editing, or even re-reading a book with humor is a challenge. With a second or a third reading, the jokes become familiar and lose their edge. By the fourth reading, they fall flat. Imagine how you might feel on the tenth reading, while working through your eighth (and final) draft. I will likely have this…

Editing Discovery, Day 5

I intend to remain open kimono on this blog, at least in regards to the writing process and photography. Who knows, perhaps someone will stumble on it one day and gain solace in their own work. Maybe by putting this energy out there, my own work will be discovered and appreciated. I just finished editing…

Editing Discovery, Day 4

So, as I mentioned before on my writing blog, I’ve taken it upon myself to “fix” The Stream series, starting with Discovery. Now I don’t consider the books to be “broken” and the fact that my average review on Amazon is 4.5 out of 5.0 for the books indicates I’m right. However, the marketing is…