Well, if you’re willing to exclude quantitive measurements of progress, I can honestly say that I am making “progress” with Crown, 2nd Edition. It’s a messy business, really. I switch between the last electronic version, the paper copy I’ve marked up, and the new document I’ve started as part of my editing process. Where does that leave me? Somewhere around Chapter 5. Trust me, it’s at least as frustrating to me as it is to many of you. I know everyone is eager to read The Dagger Rose, and probably more eager to read Crown’s sequel, The Pride of Lions. I can assure you, your patience shall be rewarded, as I hope mine will eventually be.
There is nothing about being a “freelance” author that is easy. It usually means that you have a “real” life, which encompasses a full-time job, a family, and a number of other obligations, and others you really don’t foresee until they hit you in the face. Taxes, medical bills, automotive repairs, a pesky full-time job—these are just a few things that will trip you up when you moonlight as an author, versus being a full-time author.
Well, it’s been some time since my last post. As a rule, I try to write one a month, but the past few months have been particularly tumultuous, and I’m just now coming out of “hiding.” Read More
I know, I know – I always say I’m close to being done with Rose, but this time I really mean it. Read More
Well, I’m fairly pleased with my progress on Rose thus far. I’ve been going back and making edits and minor rewrites to each chapter again. As tedious as it’s been, it’s also been very productive. It’s amazing all the things you catch when you’ve put your work down for a while and come back to it fresh. Read More