And I thought I was finished

As I told a fellow writer a few days ago, the more I edit, the more crap I find. This is my eighth swing at this scene. But I swear this is coming along and will soon be ready to share with potential agents.

A new story platform

Amazon has a new platform in beta-testing called Vella. It is a throwback to the way Charles Dickens and others used to write, publishing each chapter of a book in a newspaper in serial format. Throw in a social media layer—readers can “favorite” stories, which earns the writer extra income—and you have the platform in…… Continue reading A new story platform

Free “Crime Writer’s Week”

ProWritingAid is hosting a week-long virtual event for those of us who write crime and thriller novels. Eleven events are scheduled from Monday, April 19 through Thursday, April 22, with three additional events on Friday for those who subscribe to ProWritingAid. Free events include advice from writers, editors and publishers on plotting, editing, getting published,…… Continue reading Free “Crime Writer’s Week”

Almost finished

I’m close to completing the final draft of my next novel. I’m just weeding out a few echoes. For those who don’t understand what that means, I’m weeding out echoes to remove any echoes.

A book is never finished

” “A book is never finished; it’s abandoned.” ― Gene Fowler I post this because I just realized I began writing my current novel sixteen months ago. I’m still making changes, but I hope to send it off to an editor for evaluation by the end of this month.