A Few Thoughts on Editors

Editors. We all need them - at least most of us do. It's very difficult to catch all your own mistakes when you write something, and the longer the piece of work, the more numerous the errors. When you're first starting out as a writer, you need a really good editor. Not just someone to … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Editors

Editors: It Takes One to Know One

Editors. We all need one. Or do we? I know a few authors who successfully self-edit, but for the most part, authors rely on editors to perfect their books prior to publication. But how do authors find the right editor for their book? Some rely on references from friends. Others carefully review samples of the … Continue reading Editors: It Takes One to Know One

The Costs of Self-Publishing

There are many advantages to self-publishing your book. As a self-published author, I've found the experience to be very rewarding. It's a lot of work, but fortunately, there are numerous resources out there to help you. Unfortunately, you need to be careful when choosing people or companies to help you. Here are some of the … Continue reading The Costs of Self-Publishing

It’s Time

As some of you already know, I've been working on edits on The Fifth Circle. I've been kicking around the idea of self-publishing the book and recently considered querying agents. My publisher (for The Claiming Words) had a look at the book and expressed very mild interest, but I've decided for various reasons it might … Continue reading It’s Time

Pitfalls of Perfection

Perfectionism is often a curse, especially when it comes to publication. The quest for perfection can prevent us from sending that query letter or hitting the publish button on Amazon. It can leave us trapped in a vicious cycle of edits and rewrites. We want our work to be the best it can be, but … Continue reading Pitfalls of Perfection