Doubling Down: Becoming a Full Time Author

On May 5, 2017, 230 days from today, I’ll be releasing my first novel. Infinite Vampire: Blood 4 Life I first started taking notes for the story over 7 years ago, and now, in less than a year from this writing, I’m planning to release 1 novel, then its sequel – hot on its heels… Then the third book before the jets cool, and then the fourth. All within a year of this writing… I’m very excited, but also, I’m uh, more than a little nervous. “Why so nervous, Precious?” You ask. Because, I’ve never done this before, where ‘this’ is the insane amount of work required…

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My Draft Zero Process

I have a unique approach to creative writing I call the Draft Zero Process. My Draft Zero Process might be something similar to what other writers do. It may only be a new perspective on a well established work-flow, but because it has made such a significant impact on my productivity, I’d like to share it. Some believe in outlining a story before writing it, while others insist that such a practice binds them—and their characters—too rigidly. Many argue that the characters in a story must be granted their own voice and be given the freedom to respond to the…

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Editing, Editing, and more Editing Blood 4 Life

I recently finished the first draft of INFINITE VAMPIRE: QUEEN’S GAMBIT!!! Then, I switched back to editing Blood 4 Life. You may remember, because I know that you and your entire group of friends follow my work and progress relentlessly, that after a third or fourth draft of Blood for Life, I paused on it to write the sequel. I decided to do this because I thought that just maybe I would end up wanting to change something in B4L, and I was right. I decided to make some minor changes to a few characters and some details. So now, I’m editing it, again……

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