Spring 2011 Kickoff

I noticed for the past 3 years, most of my major projects have been released during the spring season (usually between March – April). I certainly didn’t plan for that to happen, but it is an interesting observation.

My newest project that will be released this spring is my first printed novella entitled: The Necromancer’s Apprentice. I’ve been working on it for five months, now, and it appears I will see the book finally launched sometime in April. I can’t begin to tell you how much motivation and inspiration this entire process has been for me.

I recently got interviewed for another author’s blog. You can check it out here!

I visit many authors’ blogs on a daily basis and read about their experiences of living their dream. I can honestly say that the blogs alone have contributed to about 50% of my motivation to keep writing. The other 50% has been my awesome critique/writing group. Its absolutely amazing to read about ordinary people who like to write suddenly rise to fame as a NYT best-selling author. I don’t know if I’ll ever get that far; I would just be happy being able to share my stories with others for now.

There’s still so much I’ve yet to learn about the industry, but I’m taking notes as I go along, ensuring each experience will be better than the last. Hopefully, one day, I will have enough advice to give others like other authors have done. It is the very least I can do to give back to the community.

I also must give many kudos to J.A. Konrath for promoting Kindleboards. Like his blog, that place is amazing! Not only is it super-active, there is a wealth of information to be had for anyone who is looking to publish. It’s been less than a week since I’ve been a member and I’ve already learned so much about ebooks and how to publish them effectively. I’m even considering investing in a Kindle just so I can develop games and apps on it. I was looking for something like that for the Classic NOOK (which is what I currently own), but it seems B&N only offers developer support for the NOOKcolor only. I hope this will change sometime in the future.

The amount of networking opportunities on Kindleboards is great, as well. If you’re an author looking for friends, this is definitely the place to hang out. I think I’ve been finding myself at times procrastinating on those boards. You can literally spend all day there. How do some of those authors manage to get any books written when they’re on there 24/7?! I’m jealous.

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