Before our New Orleans trip last weekend, I was way ahead. Like finish by next week ahead. Now, I'm sitting here thinking I hate the whole thing--the names, the scenes I have outlined, the scenes I wrote already, the premise. But I know that's just part of the muddy middle.
This Writer's Relief infographic is great! I'm gearing up like never before for NanoWriMo this year. And, a lot of things have changed about my whole process, including the types of things I'm consuming when I'm not writing or planning a WIP.
Meet Chester. His name is really Tex Chester Codgers, as he was named Tex after one of the folks that works with the pound. Around here, he goes by his middle name, when he remembers he has a name at all. He's been with us a week and a day or so, and plenty of people have had lots of advice and criticism to offer. What follows is my rambling about that general trend in our culture to offer unsolicited advice. Feel free to ignore the post--most people who might read probably already are tired of me bitching about it.
It's that time of year again--NanoWriMo is just around the corner. Here's why I'm attempting it once again, even though every month should be a heavy writing month for me. Also, need some reasons why you should try, too? Read on.
Back in September, there was a huge MyLesFic sale, and I snagged the second book in Markinson's TMG series. I already had the first, and with the release of book 2, it was the perfect time to read both. Interested in your own copies? The images above are linked to the Amazon purchase pages.
Read on for my review, and know I do not do spoilers, so you're safe to continue.
According to my Kindle downloads page, I purchased Book 1, Maladaptation, back in October 2015. I read about 50% back then, and for some reason the book got buried under a pile of other reading. I suspect my constant library binge reading had something to do with it, as I was determined to get as much play out of the Kansas City Library as I could. When my library card finally expired, I came back to find that Ramie completed two more books in the series and given them all cohesive covers. I jumped back in!
This is the start of monthly Indie book reviews. I may do them more frequently, but I figure an indie a month is a good goal I can hopefully meet. To view Adan Ramie's Amazon Author page, click the image above.
We're a week away from the eBook release! I went over the most recent print proofs today and made a couple of last minute adjustments for the paperback. Because I want to ensure the paperback looks as I want it to, I am pushing that release date back to October 1, 2018. That gives me time to get the new proof copy in the mail and time to approve those changes.
Here are a couple of things to note:
I'm in that spot where I finished a big project, Elegant Freefall, and I'm wondering what to work on now. How did I know I was done with the book? When I turned my laptop off yesterday and pulled up the 50000th Kindle version on my tablet and saw a random period. I ran to my laptop, booted it up, and went to open the file in Scrivener.
Before the laptop was fully booted, I picked up my Fire and wiped the screen. My errant period was a fleck of something.
So, we opted to go on a CME cruise to Alaska, rather than our original plan to escape to Sitges. While I don't know when I'll do another cruise, I will say I understand how a certain population of people would love it. It's not suited to the way we Codgers travel, though. And, even though I didn't try "The Isaac" drink, I did do plenty of day drinking the day that our boat couldn't make our longest port day and we were on the boat at sea for the second day in a row.
If you've seen my Twitter or Facebook background you already know--I committed to a release date for Elegant Freefall and the book is on pre-order. As always, letting the book out into the world (or at least into the hands of waiting pre-release readers) is terrifying. But I'm not asking permission, remember?