Hello again! Today, as part of the 2018 Ch1- and Ch21-Con Blog Tour, Mr. Liam Wood of Ch21Con is stopping by to offer a fresh perspective on a subject that's fresh on my mind as I put the finishing touches to my second chapter book, Cliche. Take it away! <> <> <> Revising for the … Continue reading Revising for the Lone Writer, by Liam Wood
Passover was officially PassOVER as of Sunday, which gave me a little crunch-time to work on book-related things in relative peace and quiet. It's amazing what you can do in a few days' time, if motivated! I went through the last significant portion of beta-reader feedback from the second round and made changes to the … Continue reading Book covers (and a surprisingly optimistic Cliche update)!
Happy Spring! Where I am, there's still a bit of snow on the ground and the sky's a hazy shade of winter. Still, perhaps if we talk about Spring enough, Winter will get the idea and move on. I set a vague, informal deadline of March for when I'd like beta-readers to turn in their … Continue reading Spring Life Update
It's time to talk about the elephant in the room: Secrets in Seaport. In the past few years that it's been in print, I think a total of eight copies have seen the light of day, three of which were purchased, not gifted to friends. Suffice to say, it didn't sell well and in hindsight, … Continue reading Seaport: a Token of Achievement or an Unpublishable Embarrassment?
I'm not really back to a normal posting schedule (don't know if/when I ever will be), but I have a small writerly progress update to share. During the midpoint of last year, I finished the first draft of Cliche and sent it off to some wonderful beta-readers. That was an exciting learning experience, and I'm … Continue reading Early 2018 Progress Update: Cliche, Beta-Readers Wanted (Again)!
https://twitter.com/emcheeseman/status/889536314323939328 I go through extreme phases of burnout and momentum as illustrated above. I wouldn't have been able to explain it as succinctly (or artistically) as Emily has done. At this moment, however, I'm going through a writerly do-nothing period. I had a momentum burst to work on After the Fall not long after finishing … Continue reading The Creativity Cycle as Illustrated by Emily Cheeseman (Twitter)
Hey there! This is present-day Allison writing to you on 10/8/2017, for reals. I have a small buffer of scheduled posts waiting to go up until approximately the end of this month. Truth be told, this blog has been running on scheduled posts since the spring. With my current schedule, I simply don't have time … Continue reading Real-time update