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Working Together

Hi Folks,

It’s been an interesting few weeks for me since I signed on with a publisher. I’ve done a lot of re-reading, a bit of re-writing, fixes, and proofreading. Everybody has different ideas of what is important and what will make a better story. Frankie is a good example of the new and improved.

It’s not hard, the fixes are easy, the re-writes are small, and all in all it does make a much better read. I’ve got no problems here, Shadoe Publishing is easy to work with.

If there is a problem at all it is my impatience. I want it all to happen yesterday. In truth, we are rolling along and a completely new story should appear this coming week. Sigh. Yes, it’s the one I’ve been promising since December. 


With all the fussing and fixing of manuscripts my available writing time has been limited this past week, but I still managed 3500 words. I will be shooting for the same this coming week. Wish me luck.


New Direction

Hi Folks,

2015 is shaping up to be a year of changes, some good, some not so much, but still lots of excitement on the go. 
The first big change was going to a publisher instead of self publishing. The plan is to upgrade all my previous work plus add lots of new stuff. Here is the first project:

Frankie is now available in paperback and e-book formats here:

Second big change was a bust. Final score, Scrivener one, Pru zero. I was spending more time buggering around with it than if I just made notes in a book as I have always done.
So, why did I do it? This is the not so good change I face. A couple of years ago I had a bad fall and injured my hip and shoulder. I will now finally admit the results of that, plus my age, have created a fine tremor in my hands. 
Most days I don’t even notice it, but my handwriting is shaky now and I have trouble holding a camera steady enough for a good picture.
On the upside, I am getting faster on the keyboard so I may switch to keeping my notes in Word files.

ROW80 check-in

As you can see, we finally got Frankie under control, however it did eat up quite a bit of my writing time. However, I did manage to get about 4K written, so I’m happy with that.
This coming week we are working on a new project for the publisher, but my goal is to get another five thousand words done on my current WIP manuscript. Wish me luck.

So, drop by and let me know what’s new in your world.


Why a Publishing House.

Hi folks,

Well, as I posted earlier this week, I have signed a contract with Shadoe Publishing. ( http://shadoepublishing.com/ ) 

Well you may ask why, as I have been preaching the gospel of self publishing for years. Here’s the story.

Self publishing is a lot of work, albeit incredibly rewarding. Life, however, sometimes demands your attention be elsewhere. Thus it has been for me this past year. It reached the point where I was faced with perhaps having to give it up altogether.

Enter Shadoe Publishing. I’ve spoken with publishers before and remained unimpressed. Not so much this time. This lady spent more time telling me what she was willing to do for me  as well as making it clear what was expected of me.

It seemed like the right fit at the right time, soooo, now I am officially with a publisher. You can expect a few changes in how and when books come out, but the great news is, everything will soon be available in paperback too.

Okay, that’s it for now. I’ll keep you posted on all new developments as they arise.