Master of Confusion

The responses to last week’s post made me raise my eyebrows a bit because I realized I wasn’t very clear. When I’d written “they should have the background acquired in the first book”, I’d meant because it’s serial, not episodic like the Cera Chronicles. I suppose unclear is my root issue. You know how they…

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Just Keep Typing #IWSG

After a fun stint of troubleshooting a 403 error this morning (yay for corrupt .htaccess files), I finally have my site up and running so that I can actually post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Thank you Raimey Gallant for catching that for me! If you saw my post last week, you know that…

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You Are Not Prepared #IWSG

I traveled out of town this past weekend to attend a memorial for the mother of family friends. I knew Grace, but as the memorial progressed, I didn’t realize how little. She was an amazing woman that impacted many lives for the better. She made a difference in her community, in her family, and in…

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To Prologue… more than once? #IWSG

I know prologues are considered one of those deadly sins of writings, but it’s one of the “rules” I’m willing to break. But what if I have two prologues for the same story? I’ve read books with multiple prologues. They don’t bother me. But I’ve encountered people who assume prologue == bad writing. They immediately…

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Signing Recap and a Chance to Win

Whooboy! I think I’ve finally gotten a breather. My house is clean, my family’s illness has reduced to the occasional sniffle and cough, and my husband fixed the leak beneath the bathroom sink that was threatening to flood our downstairs. Life is good. The signing last Thursday was fantastic. I met a few new people,…

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Gold Wins!

The poll numbers are in, and the winner is… GOLD! For the purpose of tallying, I threw out the responses that didn’t give a definite answer. Location Gold Votes Green Votes Direct Questioning 2 2 Blog 12 1 Google+ 29 6 Facebook 28 5 Mythic Scribes Forum 1 2 Total 72 16 Tidbits of other…

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Cover Title Color Choice

If you saw Wednesday’s post, you saw I was considering updating the title appearance on my cover. Most agreed that the metallic, beveled look made a greater impact. Aldrea suggested using a different color. I’ve adjusted the lighting so it comes from the correct direction, and made the text fit the e-book size. Which color…

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Cover Play

I’ve been playing with covers lately, particularly Isto’s cover. I want to go with a series look, but have been struggling with how to portray the images (stone background, symbolic clan mark). Right now, it looks like a horror novel. But in the midst of my playing, I got side-tracked title manipulation. I wound up…

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