How I’m Getting Back Into Regular Writing

I haven’t updated this blog with new content in a long time. Both my short story and my novel have been stalled. I hope to get a habit of regular writing started again. Why? The blog was due to burnout. Although this blog I’ve been publishing on for more than 3 years, I’ve grown exhausted…Continue Reading “How I’m Getting Back Into Regular Writing”

Why I’m an indie author re-visited

I’ve been suffering “blog burnout” for some time. To counteract it I’m rewriting older posts with some new content as well. (Originally Posted on June 14, 2016) If I was under a contract to a big company, I could only write the books that  I was under contract for. I could write other things, but I’d likely have…Continue Reading “Why I’m an indie author re-visited”

My final post of 2016: Reflections

Here are my reflections on the year passed… I haven’t posted here since early October. Blog burnout is as self-doubt in writing. I’m experiencing both at the same time. Lucky me. Part of the Bad Year 2016 has been a bad year for many of us. Music icons have died. Many.  Celebrities in many other…Continue Reading “My final post of 2016: Reflections”

Definition of Dramedy, part one

My short story and novel – and the series that they’re a part of – supernatural dramedy, is fairly new to fiction (although technically Janet Evanovich does it in all but name), but it has a long history on television. The word ‘dramedy’is a combination of ‘drama’ and ‘comedy’. As a genre, it combines them…Continue Reading “Definition of Dramedy, part one”

That’s an abbreviation for young adult fiction. It is also a descriptor because it can fit into nearly any genre. There is YA science fiction, YA Dystopian, YA fantasy, and so on. What makes it YA is just that the protagonist(s) is/are teenager(s). The main goal of this literary genre is that it gives young people more…Continue Reading “YA: Today’s Buzzword”

Preparing for NaNoWriMo

 (I began this post before this event; I’ll state what I didn’t do.) … or Camp NaNoWriMo, which I’m doing right now… which is why I haven’t updated this site in a week. Here are some tips to achieve your word goal in the month (50, 000 for NaNo, variable for Camp – I’m writing…Continue Reading “Preparing for NaNoWriMo”

Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 – How Did I Do?

Not as good as I’d like, but still good. Let me explain: My final word tally was 9015 words out of a goal of 20, 000. That’s   the part not so good. I didn’t have my story outline done, so I lost valuable time ‘pantsing‘. Regular readers of this blog know I’m not effective…Continue Reading “Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 – How Did I Do?”

Why I’m an indie author

If I was under a contract to a big company, I could only write the books that  I was under contract for. I could write other things, but I’d likely have to sit on them for a different deal,  or have to publish them under another publisher, under a pseudonym. As an indy, I can publish…Continue Reading “Why I’m an indie author”

Writing Multiple Novels at One Time

I read this written about elsewhere, and it’s a concept that makes sense for me: When you’re writing a trilogy, you want there to be sub-plots that match up from one book to the next one. Also, you don’t want to make your readers wait a year or more for the next book. To solve…Continue Reading “Writing Multiple Novels at One Time”

Space Opera Examples Part 2

2. Perry Rhodan This is seen as the best-known science fiction series of all time, accounting for more than 2 billion (not a typo) copies sold since its premiere in the 1960s, first creating a buzz in Germany, then being translated worldwide, but not ultimately succeeding in America in English. It was originally published in…Continue Reading “Space Opera Examples Part 2”