Friday the 13th

Santana and I would very much like to wish you a happy Friday the 13th!  We are still working on getting the website changed up, and we hope you are liking the changes so far!  Thanks for sticking with us, and we look forward to hearing from you as soon …

Book Launch a Success

I suppose it depends on what one calls success.  It’s not like Neil Gaiman came to the little town called Sand Springs for Halloween.  There were not hundreds of books sold.  If that is one’s definition of success, this was not it. This was setting up a table in a …

Book Cover Upgrade and Midterms

So October is breathing down the back of my neck and I still have some work to do on the book, there are midterms coming up the next two weeks, and I have a book release to plan.  Oh yeah, and the uber spectacular Halloween issue of the newsletter to …

Time Flies!

So, it got to me this morning that there are never enough hours in a day.  There are never as many days in the year as we think, and there are never enough years, period.  Now, I’m not scheming on literal immortality, but the fact of my own mortality hit …

August Newsletter and the Next Degree

The end of the month brings with it the end of summer for me.  This next couple of weeks are all about the August Newsletter and cleaning house and organizing to prepare for the start of school this year.  This year I ambark on the next leg of my educational …

Formatting That Manuscript

I have typed in Word for years, and I’ve maybe used 10% of the tools it offers.  Two features that I haven’t used until venturing into self-publishing are the Space After, the Section Break and the Page Break.  Surely, the return key is just as good, right?  Well, maybe for …

So… I made some mistakes…

I got the first proof copy of my book a couple of weeks ago, and there were more than a few formatting errors, even though Createspace said everything was fine.  It turns out that unless you have the formatting in mind when you create the document, there are going to …

Sticker Shock

  When you first venture into self-publishing, you know there are going to be costs involved.  Hey, if it was cheap, it would be a whole lot easier to break in, right?  But there are some things that might escape those keen observation skills starting out and sneak up to …

Bone Sliver Complete and More

Friday was a big day for me.  I apologize for not posting sooner, but the first novel in The Nova Chronicles is complete.  I put the end on Bone Sliver at around 12:30 am CST Saturday morning, and I guess I took the rest of Saturday to recuperate and crow …

Bone Sliver Rewrite Update

So Close I can almost taste it. This is where it gets really scary and really exciting all at the same time.  I think it is finally almost ready for people to see it. Feeling particularly vulnerable right now, so I’m going to go and take it out on Max …