April was another busy month, with progress slow but steady. I have made some editing progress, but mostly I have been busy trying to revamp my publishing company. And I am pleased to say, that Ash Tree Media is now up and running! There is still quite a bit of work to do, but IContinue reading “Plans for May”
March has been a long, exhausting month. Progress has been made, and it has been hard won. Nevertheless, I have managed to make a number of revisions and edits to books both old and new, as well as to get another short article written. I have also made some very big plans for April.
February has been a very interesting month indeed, and fairly productive as well. I finally began recording my first audiobook, worked a bit on a rough draft, reviewed a couple of manuscripts, and made a few tweaks here and there to older works. Finally, and perhaps most exciting of all, I will officially be vendingContinue reading “Plans for March”
January started out rough, but by the end things cleared up a bit, and I was able to accomplish most of my goals. Minor progress was made on a rough draft, a couple loose ends from 2021 were tied up, and some major changes to another project were laid out. This February, I will beContinue reading “Plans for February”
Greetings all, and happy new year! May 2022 prove tenfold better than 2021…or at least no worse. I don’t know about you all, but December was pretty awful for me. Between dealing with an annoying bug of some sort for the last couple weeks and just general chaos created by the holidays, I was ableContinue reading “Happy New Year!”
November was, as expected, a mild month. I partly revised a novella for next year, continued my current rough draft, and completed yet another rough drawing. This month I hope to wrap up this year’s projects. I will make one final drawing, review an anthology I started last year (as well as a couple booksContinue reading “Plans for December”
Though it has always been my opinion that the best works are those that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, not everyone is capable of writing that perfect story every time. As a result, we generally have to be a little more selective regarding our audience (see my previous post on “Defining YourContinue reading “Marketing Matters: Age Ranges”
October was a phenomenal month. I made progress on my rough draft, reviewed another book thoroughly for next spring, created yet another drawing for next winter’s book, partly revamped an old short story/novella for possible publication this winter or next spring, and worked on my ongoing linguistic project besides. In addition, I am pleased toContinue reading “Plans for November”
September was a bustling month indeed! While not all was accomplished that I had hoped, it was nevertheless a good one. In it I managed to make improvements to an old story, continue work on my Woodland Tales translation, plan a couple of short articles/essays, rough out another drawing for next year, and complete myContinue reading “Plans for October”
At the core of any good story lies conflict. Having likeable, believable characters is good too, but unless there’s something driving them to act, they’re not much more use than a hammer without nails.