Procrastination Is The Thief…

Newsletter 59 – March 22, 2024 Hi, The previous newsletter was about how trying to make a novel “perfect” can really slow the process down. Whenever I fall into the trap of trying to make everything perfect, I always end up wasting a lot of time, and sometimes — when progress seems futile — stop …

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Ends and Beginnings…

Newsletter 054 – January 12, 2024 Hi, If you’ve been following this newsletter for any length of time you will have noticed that 2023 was a year of ups and downs for me. Things didn’t always go as smoothly as I hoped they would. In the newsletter I sent at this time last year, I …

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Ramblings – Part 9 of 10

Newsletter 050 – November 10, 2023 Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the one that will follow it (and the eight that preceded them) were written in advance. This was done to allow me to focus on tasks I have to complete before I can publish my next books (Flood and Fire  and  Jagged Man). Today’s …

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Ramblings – Part 5 of 10

Newsletter 045 – August 25, 2023 Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the five that will follow it were written in advance. This was done to allow me to focus on tasks I have to complete before I can publish my next books (Flood and Fire  and  Jagged Man). In the previous newsletter we stopped in …

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Ramblings – Part 4 of 10

Newsletter 044 – August 11, 2023 Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the six that will follow it were written in advance. This was done to allow me to focus on tasks I have to complete before I can publish my next books (Flood and Fire  and  Jagged Man). In previous newsletters I talked about some …

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Ramblings – Part 2 of 10

Newsletter 041 – June 23, 2023  Hi, Disclaimer: This newsletter and the eight that will follow it were written in advance. This was done to allow me to focus on tasks I have to complete before I can publish my next books (Flood and Fire  and  Jagged Man). Update (6-22-2023): I have been adding to …

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Learning Curves Are…

Newsletter 039 – May 26, 2023 Hi, Quick Update: The first draft of Flood and Fire is now about 26,000 words, but far from complete. I’m working on it a couple of hours a day, in between video training on some of the software I’ll talk about below. I usually lose a quarter of the …

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To Market, To Market…

Newsletter 034 – March 10, 2023 Hi, I’m still working on my novella, Flood and Fire, and I’ll keep you updated on its progress (which is currently sloth slow), but today I wanted to talk about my marketing campaign for If a Butterfly. Self-published authors are often told there are a certain few things they …

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At Least I…

Newsletter 033 – February 24, 2023 Hi, In the last newsletter I talked about applying for a writing residency in Cove Park, Scotland. I didn’t get it, so I won’t be heading off to the UK this year. I first heard about the residency about a week before the application was due. In my haste …

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I Need To…

Newsletter 031 – January 27th, 2023  Hi, In the last newsletter I mentioned that I had plans for several things I intend to accomplish this year. In this one I’m just going to list them chronologically (without much explanation), but over the next few newsletters I’ll detail how I plan to complete those things. So, …

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