Editing my Third Novel: #3 – Characterisation

People. Characters. This is covered in chapter two of  Helen Corner-Bryant's   On Editing: How to Edit Your Novel the Professional Way.  I have way to many characters in my novel-in-progress and it's time to see what it happening. So according to the course, the second topic covered will be below which ties in nicely with chapter … Continue reading Editing my Third Novel: #3 – Characterisation

Writer’s Block! Writing gets harder with Publication!

Happy New Year! HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD ONE!   Lets cut to the chase - WRITER'S BLOCK I thought writing will become easier with my third novel. I really thought with a good grasp of craft, plotting and everything else, I could just write. Not so. Now it's the dreaded  E word. EXPECTATIONS! Readers … Continue reading Writer’s Block! Writing gets harder with Publication!

Editing my Third Novel: #2 – Plot and Plan

So carrying on from my blog post last blog post, I decided I needed a plan. Yes, a plan. It's so easy to escape down the rabbit hole with Alice and go to Wonderland and get distracted. So I decided as a plan for editing, I's use the course outline of Helen Corner-Bryant's Edit Your … Continue reading Editing my Third Novel: #2 – Plot and Plan

Editing my Third Novel: #1 – Doing the Scene Summary

I've decided write a series of blog posts as I edit my novel. Goodness knows how many drafts it will take me. So let's roll. I have been eyeing up a course for over a year at the Professional Writing Academy and if I have the cash available I'd take the jump but it costs … Continue reading Editing my Third Novel: #1 – Doing the Scene Summary

Destination Publishing: The pain of self-publishing & disillusions and writing book three…

  The pain of self-publishing disillusions Self-publishing is hard especially when you write a book with little sales or reviews. All around people are getting reviews as soon as they publish, or having wonderful sales. I know it's about sales and promotions and networks etc. I'm getting a grip on the self-publishing world but still … Continue reading Destination Publishing: The pain of self-publishing & disillusions and writing book three…

Self-publishing takeaways & lessons from book release two.

Hello all, This book believe it or not was harder than the first. I learnt a lot of lessons, and there was a lot more tears of frustration probably because I thought things should have been simpler than the first time. But no Shop around for editorial support especially if you are paying for it … Continue reading Self-publishing takeaways & lessons from book release two.

Destination Publication Next. What my plan is…

So my  manuscript is ready for publication. And  of course I need a marketing plan...A marketing plan you ask? Yes. Publication Roll Out Plan These are my tasks for next few weeks. It's hard to put a turnaround time, as it depends on other commitments.  Do final manuscript preparation. Prepare for typesetting Decide on title - it's still … Continue reading Destination Publication Next. What my plan is…