Wednesday, September 2, 2015

IWSG Wednesday: The Next Dream



Happy Insecure Writer's Support Group Wednesday. Thank you again to Alex J. Cavanaugh, the creator of the group. The first Wednesday of every month is dedicated to this group of supportive writers. If it's something you're not familiar with, then please click on Alex's link above for more information and to sign up!

The months keep creeping by and I'm getting that much closer to releasing the first few books in the series. I just finished my edits for Doria Falls and I'm on my final read through of Provex City. My proofreader sent back Le7el today and I forwarded her SUSY Asylum. So there you have it. That's where I'm at in the process of getting the Lorne Family Vault out to the world. 

About a week ago, I got all the finishing touches put on the new book covers and received the cover for Le7el. I'm very happy with the way it came out and want to again thank Karri Klawiter for all of her hard work and providing me with such awesome covers.


Editing gets quite tedious at times. So it's time to finally start planning for my next novel. I've learned a lot from my first series and I want to avoid many of the mistakes I've made with the writing and publishing of these books. In an effort to be more productive and efficient for this next venture, I've downloaded a few books for increasing writing speed and outlining. I need to make the most out of my limited writing sessions. I've also purchased the newest edition of Dragon NaturallySpeaking to experiment with dictation again. I actually did dictate most of my first book, Provex City, but at the time I did so more out of necessity than efficiency. Now I want to use it as a tool to increase writing speed (I'm quite the slow typist).

The newest song I'm obsessed with is Dreams by Beck. I've always respected Beck as an artist, but have never been much of a fan. This song has made me a fan. I'm adding it to the soundtrack for my next book. Put on some headphones, crank up the volume, and let the sonic layers and sweet melodies take you away. Happy writing.

11 comments:

  1. The cover is awesome! Can't wait to see the others.
    It is amazing to go back and see how far we've come as writers.

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  2. I'll be interested to see what you think of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I had one other author recommend using it.

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  3. That is a beautiful cover for Le7el!

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  4. Nice cover! Starting a new project is fun!

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  5. Love the cover. It's awesome. Congrats!

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  6. Oh that's interesting you are using Dragon to write your book. I work with Dragon on almost a regular basis but don't use it for my own writing. My work is in assistive technology so a lot of the time, it's something we go to when a person without arms or hand movement wants to control their computer better.

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  7. Cool cover and congrats on creeping closer to publication. Let me know when you're ready. I'm always happy to give a shoutout.

    I tried dragon for writing, but I edit more than write. I found licorice root tea to be godsend for my sore hands and arms.

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  8. Congrats on starting a new book. It's awesome that you learned so much from writing your first book and now you are reading about writing to prepare even more for your next. Can I just say that it'd be great if you could share some of the things you've learned or the books you are reading for us non-published authors? So far I haven't found any books on writing that I think are truly helpful to me. :(

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  9. You're getting so much done. I'm feeling a little envious.

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  10. Michael. My birthday buddy. The cover. Ah-mazzzzzing. Love it. So proud of everything you're doing!!!!!! And I've missed your blog. Glad to be back in blogosphere. :)

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