• 70 Book Challenge,  Challenge,  publishing,  Writing in Public

    Publishing 70 Books In One Year…

    I’m Doing It! In my 67th year, three years ago, I started a challenge to publish 67 books in my 67th year. Then things kind of went sideways with a life roll and because Kris was so sick I moved her down here to Las Vegas just after the first of the year and then had to clean out our big house and the challenge went by the wayside. (I think I still got out about thirty books, but that was all momentum from the fall.) So now, since I just turned 70, I am tempting fate and going to do the challenge again. That’s right!! I am going to…

  • Cave Creek,  Challenge,  Writing in Public

    What Is Writing In Public?

    Got That Question Twice Today… Because I mentioned it when talking about writing the first Cave Creek novel. So even though I will show this and talk about it later this week when I start the novel, here is what I mean. I have, over time, basically did a chronicle here of my day, most of the details, and how much writing I got on a certain project. I did that when I wrote the novel in five days while traveling, and that is the name of the book that came out of the blog posts. And I started the practice when I wrote a novel in ten days as…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  Writing in Public

    Still Four Spots Open

    Business Master Class… I have spent a number of hours today getting things organized, seeing what I had missed, that sort of thing and I discovered, much to my surprise, that we still have four spots open. In fact, I was sort of shocked. I am so excited about this coming Business Master Class that starts October 25th that I sort of felt (without checking) that it had filled up. Kris and I spent some time on a conference call a few days ago with Deidre from the Global Licensing Group about what she will be talking about and some of the sessions she will be doing. I got finished…

  • Challenge,  Writing in Public

    A Picture of Me Typing

    On My Little iPad… Since my office in the condo in Las Vegas is not set up yet, I was sitting at the table in our condo dining room working on something when Kris got this picture as I was paying no attention. Since today I spent all day shuttling cars around here on the Oregon Coast (returning rental car, having our Cadillac tuned up), and in meetings at WMG and stores and cleaning up stuff, I figured I would just do something easy here tonight. So here comes the picture. You can see the mountains to the west of Vegas through the shades. And I had a fun dinner…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  Writing in Public

    BOOK #6 OF 67

    Up to Sharing Book Six… For each book of the 67 books with my name on them that I hope to publish in my 67th year of life, I will do a video. These videos will lag behind the actual publication because I want to wait for the paper copy to arrive. This video is about Burn Card: A Cold Poker Gang Novel. ————– Weekender Pop-Up Online Workshops Are Now Up on Teachable. A couple of these are about half full. https://wmg-publishing-workshops-and-lectures.teachable.com February 15-18, 2018 — Controlling Fear of Failure — How to Study and Practice in Fiction (A Study Plan) March 15-18th — Adding Tension to Your Writing —…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  Writing in Public

    A Nifty Christmas Video and Bundle

    Day 1,570 of Daily Blogs Without Missing… Now that’s a stunner, huh? Every day, through internet crashes, trips, sickness, and nothing to say, I have been here typing something every night. Sort of like a bad faucet you can’t get a plumber to fix. Just keeps on dripping. (grin) ————– Got a nifty Christmas books video from WMG Publishing I wanted to share. Kris did a draft of this last year, then Gwyneth updated it for this year. Plus, I got a great bundle going on right now that is all Christmas books. It’s called Christmas Cheer bundle with Storybundle that I curated. Not one, not two, but three of the…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  Writing in Public

    Off the Ground and Flying

    The Challenge Has Started… A fun first day today. I was clearly ready to get going. And interestingly enough, so was WMG Publishing. So on the very first day of the challenger I had a novel published. One of the ones I wrote back in July, but now it is out. You can find the book at https://www.wmgpublishinginc.com/project/death-takes-a-diamond/ It just published today so it might be a little slow getting out to all sites. But that has the links there that are available. 1 down, 66 to go. Short Story Challenge… Here is how my day went… Rolled out around 1 p.m. and by 2:30 p.m. I was at the…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  Writing in Public

    Bundles in BundleRabbit.com

    Many of you know my fondness for bundles… I find multi-author bundles a fantastic new addition to the publishing world, great for both authors and for readers. But mostly for readers. I hear all the time about how hard it is to find new books. Well, bundles are a great way. I bet many of you didn’t know about this fantastic place called Bundlerabbit. Now unlike bundles I normally push here, Bundlerabbit bundles can be bought at a very low price on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, and on BundleRabbit. And the combinations of novels and authors are unlimited. For example, in this very cool bundle called Guns of the West, I…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  Writing in Public

    Change of Format Again

    Change of Format Again… Okay, I tried the other form for an entire week and honestly, some of it worked and some of it didn’t work for me and some of it didn’t work for numbers of others. Got a few comments, but mostly private e-mails saying people liked the new form on the main page and they liked being able to forward and tweet posts, but not the form having to go to another page to see the counts. So going to leave the new form on the front page. All good there. And going to keep doing posts that are not cluttered so people can share them with ease…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  workshops,  Writing in Public

    Fun Day

    Fun Day Worked on first the master class, then recorded another week of the POV workshop, then home to cook dinner, take a nap, and work more on the master class stuff. Great fun. This workshop is going to be a real challenge and the POV workshop is already a real challenge to try to present such a vast area of information and techniques and have it make sense. So I am challenged and when I am challenged, I have fun. The Point of View workshop is also offered in November, but trust me, you don’t want to even try it without the depth workshop first. — This is a…