Finished up lots of editing because I have a busy fall, and my time will be limited. So my reading time was limited to about an hour a day, plus what I could grab out of the slower moments. I read too much news, as well, which didn’t do me a lot of favors. I think I superstitiously believe that if I consume enough news, […]
I had a quieter December than I expected, which is just lovely. Lots of time to read. But, since I had a lot of reading to do, that was perfect. And wonderful. I flailed around a bit with my holiday reading. I wasn’t in that romantic a mood. I wanted holiday mysteries which proved harder to find this year. I think I was spoiled by […]
One of the things that kept me extremely busy this past fall was a continuing education course. When I moved to Las Vegas, which has a university and a college, I promised myself that I would return to school. I had planned to register as soon as I passed my year’s residency, but I couldn’t get my creaky old transcripts from 100,000 years ago when […]
I know some of you worried after the first post about the licensing business that you wouldn’t be able to do any of this until you were famous, or until your project is as big as Game of Thrones. That’s incorrect. You can do it as a relative unknown with a brand-new project, if you go about it correctly.
I’ve been talking to myself lately. Actually, I’ve been talking back to podcasts, vlogs, and emails. Ever since I said I would be doing a series on branding, I’ve gotten links to great branding tips. (Please, keep them coming.) Every single link I received that dealt with branding from a writer’s perspective talked about cover branding. Lots of great information in each and every one […]
December’s been another good reading month. I’ve managed to read a lot despite being very busy. Some of what I read was for research, and I have to say that when you have the word “avengers” in your title, you’re duty-bound to write a really good book. I think that book, which is not named below, wins the dullest book I read in 2012 award. […]
Once again, I’m late posting my recommended reading list. I wanted to put this up in June. Fingers crossed that I’ll get the June list up before the end of July. (I have my doubts.) Anyway… I traveled in May and I had more deadlines than I even want to think about now. But somehow I managed to read a lot as well. Maybe I […]