It's summertime and the weather is perfect for picnicking -- if you're a mosquito. But the bloodsucking bug isn't the only one that's attempted to bite me in the past couple of weeks. I'm happy to say, the voice-acting bug has bitten me again, and now I have something to do besides miserably itching, scratching, … Continue reading A Very Cliche Audiobook? Maaaaybe.
Between work, school, and an uphill battle with situational depression, I haven't had a lot of time or motivation to really sit down and write something for fun. All of my large-scale creative writing projects have taken a back burner, and the notion that this isn't going to change for some time is disheartening to … Continue reading Spring 2019 Update
2018 was awesome. 2018 was terrible. I can say both of those things because I don't think an entire span of 365 days can be encompassed in one descriptor. The year had its highs and lows. In terms of highs, I self-published a book! And it was so well-received by people whose opinions actually matter … Continue reading So, 2018 happened
Hearing Shakespeare's archaic language being recited -- no, performed -- like realistic conversations made all the difference to me. Suddenly, I had context.
Why yes, I'm autographing my eBooks now. Autographed eBooks are cool. *straightens bow-tie* A couple of years ago, I discovered an interesting-looking site called Authorgraph, which provides a system for sending digital autographs to your e-reader, presumably to go along with your eBooks. I told myself that after I published my next book, I'd see … Continue reading Digital autographs? Digital autographs!
At long last, I'm happy to announce that Cliche by Allison Rose (that's me) and Aerin S. Grey (that's my amazing co-conspirator) is now available for purchase from Amazon.com and Amazon Kindle! (And if you're in the US feeling particularly generous, you can also get an autographed version of the book from my newly-formed Ecwid … Continue reading Cliche is out NOW!
I should be preparing for finals, but instead I'm writing this thing. First off, Cliche is coming along nicely. I had a little time, so for the past couple of days, I've been on CreateSpace, uploading my cover and interior files, getting their feedback, and tweaking them until I have something that we can both … Continue reading Writing Life Update, End of Spring 2018
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