I’m please to announce my NaNoWriMo project for November 2022. I actually started this for last November’s NaNoWriMo, but it grew into a trilogy, and I was polishing up another novel for publication This month, I hope to get the final 30k done based on my estimated word count. Either way, I will finish thisContinue reading “Writing Ranting – NaNoWriMo – The Viper’s Library”
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Book Review – Caraval by Stephanie Garber – 5 stars
Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. Wow. This book swept me far, far away just like Legend’s game. It has a circus feel to it with quirky characters and strange goings-on that remind me a little of Sorcery of Thorns and The Discworld series. Continue reading “Book Review – Caraval by Stephanie Garber – 5 stars”
Death Is Only the Beginning!
It’s an old Egyptian saying, which makes sense if you believe in an afterlife. Life is fleeting, but an afterlife is infinite. Okay, ideology aside, I’m referring to fantasy or Sci-Fi stories where death is either an evolved state or temporary. It happens with people dying and getting turned into cyborgs, fighting their way backContinue reading “Death Is Only the Beginning!”
I know I’m a long way off publishing and branding. But it doesn’t hurt to ponder these things as I work up to the whole marketing stuff. I keep dipping into my lapsed graphic design skills and thinking about the general look I want to go for. I’m still deciding, but I have a possibleContinue reading “New Logo!”
Writing on a Budget!
Before I start, let me be clear that I’m talking about WIPs on their way to being published, not for polishing that final manuscript. Jenna Moreci has a video on Easy Budgeting for Writers for when you reach that stage. Here’s an older video on How Much Does It Cost to Publish a Book? I’veContinue reading “Writing on a Budget!”
Revisions and Edits Suck!
Well… they do and they don’t. But they are necessary for any writer, so suck it up and deal with it. A few days ago, my revisions felt marvelous with a minor plot addition that really built on my driving plot points. Honestly, it was genius. Now, I’m knee deep in edits and consistency revisions, andContinue reading “Revisions and Edits Suck!”
You’ve Completed Your First Draft, Now What?
No matter how many times I do it, completing that first draft brings a sense of euphoria I can’t quite describe. It’s like winning the first race on sports day. Sure you have more to go, but at the end of the day, you have that one winning medal. I’ve drafted my pentalogy, and bookContinue reading “You’ve Completed Your First Draft, Now What?”
Cleansing your Creative Palette!
I have multiple project disorder where I keep having too many ideas and projects on the go. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and I struggle to focus on one project at a time. I’ll be working on one project, then suddenly get zapped with ideas for another, and I can’t concentrate with all these clashing ideas. It’sContinue reading “Cleansing your Creative Palette!”
I came across this article about a parallel universe where time goes backwards. There have been articles disproving this, but as a fantasist, it inspired me. Backwards in time… WTF? But isn’t that cool? Imagine trying to write a story set in this world. Everyone is basically Benjamin Button. Everyone is what? A son beforeContinue reading “Timey Wimey!”