Monthly Archives: November 2016

And Now for the Bad News

It seems NaNoWriMo is becoming a cultural tradition. Every November, hundreds of thousands of people apply seat of pants to seat of chair and write a full-length novel. It may be a less bolted-down tradition than the Christmas tree lot, … Continue reading

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NaNoPubMo: Wrap-Up

It’s harder to publish a novel than to write one. That’s my experience, anyway. After more than 30 days — my NaNoPubMo exercise started in late October — I still don’t have book covers for my series, and nothing else … Continue reading

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NaNoPubMo Day 27: Got You Covered

Spending money on a website and more money on book covers — I know how to do that. And I can afford it. But if that’s all I do, what’s the point? Good-looking covers and a nice-looking website are NOT … Continue reading

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NaNoPubMo: Day 24

Thinking about how to spiff up the author website I don’t yet have. Yesterday I sat down and designed the site content, complete with most of the text. Marketing copy is not my favorite thing to write, but thinking of … Continue reading

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NaNoPubMo: Day 22

Trying to do things in a sensible order. Before I plunk down the big bucks to have someone build me a nice-looking website, I’ll need to have the raw materials in hand. Not just a book cover (that’s in the … Continue reading

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NaNoPubMo: Day 18

Had to take a few days off after the election to recover my equilibrium. Today I’m getting back to National Novel Publishing Month, my personal (unofficial) project to wrestle with the self-publishing serpents during the month of November. Right now … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Taking a little break here from blogging about writing — the election this week has kind of thrown me for a loop, emotionally. Being a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-take-care-of-business kind of guy, I asked myself, “What can I actually do to maybe improve … Continue reading

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