Inkslayer’s Journal Entry 4

  So I began the process of building up physical copies of “Beyond Here”. It is a lot different than doing the ebook. So far I love it!…not the process but the end result. Outside of a couple of minor fixes mass production through Createspace and Amazon will be starting up soon. 

As I stated last time I made mistakes. One of those things being using social media better. If I had simply asked I could have saved myself some trouble by focusing more on physical copies of the book. There was more clammor for this than ebook. Lesson learned. Not the last one either. 

Short post for now. Until next time have a writeous day! 

Inkslayer’s Journal Entry 3

So it’s been a couple weeks now since the release of Beyond Here and…I find that I’m still learning a lot. One such thing I learned is that more people actually wanted a physical copy of the book as opposed to the kindle version. I’m surprised. Truthfully I doubted myself a bit. I always thought I’d go with a physical copy but not so soon. If I had done an informal Facebook survey I could have saved myself some headache. People would have waited for a paperback than purchase the less expensive ebook. 

Hmmm… 

Lesson learned and taken to heart. Today I tweaked some things for the physical copy to come out and I’m waiting on the proof copies. Once they’re in I’ll make sure it’s able to be purchased on Amazon along with a free ebook copy. Then I’ll try to make a way that I can send autographed copies out into the world. This whole process has been learning, learning, learning! 
Also I finshed typing up my rough draft of Nytemares and Dreamscapes. After letting it sit for a bit I’ll hop into editing and revising. Still hoping the trilogy will be done be December. It’s possible. As long as I keep writing. And I hope that you dear reader are writing as well.

Until next time have a writeous day! 

It’s finally here!

After so many years it finally happened… My book is out in the world. Beyond Here is live as of this moment. I’ve been nervous, anxious, and a host of other things that mean exactly the same thing. But as of writing this I feel a sense of relief. Doing this taught me that I can do this. 

Click the link above to dive into a middle grade adventure story bordering on The Wizard of Oz and Pixar’s Inside Out meets Adventure Time for less than $2.00. 

I’m so grateful for my fellow inkslayers for being so supportive over the years. Hopefully you’ll continue to travel along on the journey. Not really sure what to say other than thank you, thank you, thank you. Until next time, love y’all and have a writeous day!

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Inkslayer’s Journal Entry 2

The long trek to publication continues. This week I saw my first sketches for the cover to Beyond Here, and I’m beyond stoked.  This all wasn’t feeling real until I saw them. 

With this being the first time I’m seeing sketches I’m debating on pushing back the publication date to the first week of June. When I’m thinking of this I don’t know if it’s my own fears talking or if I’m being rational. I don’t want the cover rushed, but I want it out in the world too…Ugh! 

Thoughts? 

Oh well. Brief update today. Until mext time have a writeous day!

Inkslayer’s Journal Entry 1

Hello Writeous Ones!
Wow, it has been a long time since I’ve written a personal blog. A long, long time. Plenty has happened in that time: my daughter is about to go to college, my girlfriend (my favorite author) is living with me, that whole President Creamsicle thing happened *ugh*. Hmmm…what else, what else?

Oh! I’m finally going to publish my first book!

It’s only taken forever but it’s happening. As of this moment Beyond Here is set to go out into the world on May 31st of 2017. I can’t begin to explain how nervous I am about this…but also relieved. 

Getting this story out into the world has been a looooooong process. Towards the end of last year I had a tenative offer from a small press to publish Beyond Here. Of course I was ecstatic about the opportunity. Someone other than me believed in my story! But in that excitement I got lazy. It needed plenty of polish and care that I neglected to give. So 2016 passed and then came February of 2017. By this time I was aware that the offer had fallen through, but with that a fire was ignited in me to take matters into my own hands. I believe in this story. I believe in me. Also it became time to stop talking about it and to make it happen. 

The biggest thing to get over was my own fear. Fear held me back for the longest time. Now it’s time to start trusting in myself and living in my possibilities. 

Hopefully I’ll be doing more of these mini updates from now on. Until next time have a writeous day!