I did it. The edits to Oriana were finished on time and I sent the proof copy to my beta readers last Sunday. I'm nervous excited to have my work in the hands of others. It's a scary thought. But I'm thrilled and feeling amazing at the same time. I'm so grateful to everyone that … Continue reading Oriana Summer Book Launch
I’m looking for beta readers for Oriana, a science fiction novel. A beta reader is someone that reads an advanced draft of a novel for the author to provide feedback. This helps the author improve the story through editing. It’s helpful because we’re very close to our own work so we sometimes miss things. For … Continue reading Beta Reader Details!
I've been pretty quiet about my progress on my novel. This has been for a number of reasons. Mainly, a lack of progress. I'll make no excuses for that. I owe it to myself and others to be honest. I struggle with anxiety and sometimes with depression. I know I'm not alone in this. But … Continue reading Oriana Update!
Self-Editing on a Penny Ashlyn Forge Genre: Reference (Writing) Independent writers face most of their challenges when their draft is finished. Sure, you go through and do your first edit yourself but then what? You’ll see advice everywhere that you should hire a professional editor. In fact, there are several types of editors you’re supposed … Continue reading Book Review: Self-Editing on a Penny by Ashlyn Forge
My last post was at the start of the month. I didn't intend to go all the way the end without posting but that's exactly what happened. I do have some updates to share though. My friend's Kickstarter project fully funded and, after a series of back and forth communications, the short story I wrote … Continue reading So Much To Do
Like so many others, 2016 has felt like a very difficult year. That feeling fades away with the start of the new year. Though it might be a construction, January 1 really felt like a new start. At the very least, it's a marker for setting aside the past and moving forward. As the first … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Official Post from Michelle Kitz: It's November 1 and that means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has begun. Wrimos the world over are writing furiously to get a lead on their word counts. Word sprints are being held on Twitter by the @NaNoWordSprints. It's exciting, it's frantic, it's become my favorite time of year. Writin Source: NaNoWriMo … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016! | Michelle Kitz on Patreon