I debate if I should change it. I usually mean to publish at a later date. But for some reason I hit Publish instead of Scheduling it. If I change it then the email you all received is rendered null but if I don’t it messes up my plans in my head for the week.
Today is the final day of the NANOWRIMO Challenge for 2015. I made my goal of 50,000 words on Nov. 23 and reached 57,632 to finish the first draft of my novel, “Courage and Endurance”, the last book on the series “Journey to Freedom”. Tomorrow, the draft will be put away for a while and revisited at a later date…
I haven’t got much editing down this week. Oil changes, visiting Gran, School Field Trips and work has filled all my editing hours in a day. Today I’m sore from all the walking and may need a down day.
How’s your writing adventure going? Hope it’s going better than mine.
Getting a piece of writing published online is easy — all you need is an Internet connection and there’s an endless amount of places to put your words. Getting a piece of writing published in a literary magazine or journal, however, is quite the opposite. So… why go through all the trouble?
One of the things that we writers are supposed to do, in order to deal with rejection, is to develop a “thick skin.”
I heard this at the very beginning of my writing career, and unfortunately, I took it at face value. I thought that somehow I could build up immunity to the pain of rejection and criticism using willpower or “mind over matter” approaches, the way it’s possible to psyche yourself into tolerating more pain at the dentist’s office.
The font face choice is where so many book covers are let down. You may have a lot of experience with Photoshop or Gimp, and your image might beat the pants of other book cover images but the wrong choice can make your cover turn from professional to amateur in a swift punch. You might have read my past article about what images to put on your cover, and if you decide to stick with typography so this is the next natural step in the process of design.