Since releasing Pieces of Pink in March of 2020, I've been hard at work on the next installment in the Color Code series. Today, I'm excited to announce that Prisons of Purple will officially hit shelves on January 26, 2021.
I think it's safe to say that most fiction writers are dreamers. We talk to our imaginary friends in the shower, sketch out maps for our make-believe worlds, learn to speak our own fictional languages, and develop wild histories that often don't even make it into our finished manuscripts. So naturally, we imagine equally fantastic circumstances for our futures. And today, I'm going to share my top three author pipe dreams with you.
I've been hard at work on Prisons of Purple (the second book in the Color Code series) these past few months. And because of that, I've been cutting down on the number of posts and updates on the blog section of this site. But don't worry, I'll still be posting on the third Tuesday of every month.
In the Finger Lakes Region of New York, there exists a tiny town that is home to approximately 2,200 people. Nestled in a valley beside a lovely (if not somewhat sea-weedy) lake, my town boasts it's very own park, post office, pizza shop, (and if you count the neighboring tiny town, population: 2,500) dive bar, and convenience store. And now, they have their very own author ... who writes some really weird shit.
After you've spent months churning out a novel, the thought of condensing it down into a few short paragraphs for the back of your book may feel a little bit daunting. But you can actually create a quick draft of your book blurb relatively early in the publishing process. There are just a few things you'll need.
By the time you reach week nine of the self-publishing process, you'll already have quite a few things on your plate. So, if you've found yourself drowning in the administrative details of preparing to release your first novel, this is the point at which you really want to step back and make sure that you finish your first draft. After all, you'll want to have plenty of time for revision and editing before your publication date!
When it comes to self and indie publishing -- especially if you're doing all the design work on your own -- it's important to find sources of unbiased feedback wherever you can. And it's never too early to started searching!
This is week 5 of the self-publishing process, and at this point, your only duty is to write. Write, write, and write some more. Of course, as COVID-19 has shown us, sometimes unfortunate things can happen while you're working on a project, and those things are often out of your control. So if you're running into some writing roadblocks, read on! #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
It's week four of writing your novel, and if you're anything like me, you may be starting to lose steam. Maybe you can't figure out what happens next in your story, or maybe you just want to take a little break before you dive into Act II. And that's okay. Don't feel guilty! After all,… Continue reading Week 4: Productive Procrastination with Cover Art
Welcome to week 1 of "How to Write and Publish Your First Novel"! Last week we talked a little bit about the importance of precursors, like deciding whether you're a hobbyist or a career writer, setting a tentative publication date for your goals, and creating your author website. Now, it's time to get planning!