Work, play, write

If I’ve learnt one thing writing my first book it’s that I’m chaotic when it comes to writing. In fact I’m chaotic when it comes to most things but my writing seems to suffer the most.

My plan going forward is to enforce some structure, driving up efficiency of my writing. What tips do any if you writers out there have for managing your writing time effectively when also working full time?

Hope to see some ideas in the comments! 😀

Beta Over

Well the first impressions from my beta readers are looking good. With the feedback Ive had it looks like I am finally on track to get this book into the final stages. One last read through required and the addition of a small amount of content and then its out of my hands and into an editors.

Now as I near the final stages theres a few tweaks I need to make to the plans for the next two books. Idea overload hitting some blank pieces of paper shortly.

Almost there

Well the complete book has now gone to my beta readers. There a few amendments I need to make but its almost ready to go off to an editor. Very excited about the completed book nearing its existence.

Made a slight amendment to the ending but after another read through I felt it needed the tweak. Things are looking good and I’m aiming for a December launch!

Let’s see how this all plays out!

Second Draft Complete!

It’s done! The second draft is complete! Now I’m onto the editing stage which shouldn’t take long (Famous last words) So excited right now. Beta readers get ready for your copies.

Had a bit of a change in how the ending of the book plays out and it just went from vaguely dark to “holy hell who turned out the lights?”

Love the ending now!

Updated Cover

Here it is, the final cover! Worked with a fantastic couple of people. Designer and editor were absolutely brilliant, Cynthia did great work on my blurb and Rene did amazing work with the cover.

Design: http://www.phycel.com/

Editor:  http://www.cynthiashepp.com/

So here they are! The images of the finished cover!

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First Time Nerves

As my first draft draws closer to completion I find myself growing nervous. It’s almost time for the beta readers and then off for editing and finally a release. As this all grows closer I find myself asking questions. What if no one likes the book? What if my writing style is so poor it makes people reach for the eye poker rather than the next page?

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