Monday, December 27, 2010

Preparing for 2011

I have ultra-high hopes for the coming year and am going to try to be a less procastinative version of myself.  I met my writing goal for the weekend and promise to be very strict with myself on doing that for the weeks to come.

 My YA thriller Agents of Evil is coming along nicely.  I am not sure quite yet if I am going to start off publishing with that or if I am going to wait until I finish one or two books in the vampires series I want to write afterward.  I am already working on the outline for it, but I am trying to stay focused and not get ahead of myself.

I recently bought J.A. Konrath's book The Newbie's Guide to Publishing, and have found it to be very helpful.  A lot of the quirks of writers, or shall I say flaws, I thought to be only my own, are actually very common. Misery loves company and it is good to know that I am not alone in this struggle.  You can find lots of information available on his blog, by clicking this link.

I have also started reading Into the Shadows  by Karly Kirkpatrick and will post my review on it as soon as I finish. So far I like it.  You can check out her book on her blog, by clicking this link.

Signing off now, please check back for updates and recommend my next book for review.


  1. I thought his book The Newbie's Guide to Publishing was more geared to traditional publishing. Is this not the case?

  2. I honestly feel like the book has been more helpful for just the writing process then actually publishing, but maybe different people get different things from reading it. I personally learned some helpful tips, but I have only read half the book. What about you?

  3. I have been following JA Konrath's blog and thought about getting the book, but from the description I thought it wouldn't have much in there along the lines of writing. But if it does I might buy it. JA Konrath has a way of breaking things down so I can really understand and absorb. Thanks!

  4. It seems that more and more people are finding out about JA Konrath's blog these days.

    I took his advice about lowering the price of my books in April and my sales immediately 'took off' and have jumped substantially every month since then. He definitely knows what he is talking about.

    Good luck with your project!

  5. Thanks! Congrats on your sales as well! :)