Book Review: Editor-Proof Your Writing

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Author: Don McNair
Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction
Recommended Ages: 18 & Up

Introduction:

I really wanted to like this book. As an author, I wanted to know what I could do to help my writing a little more. There were definitely some good tips in the book, but there were other parts that I had a harder time with. Not that they weren’t good points, they were just made in a manner I didn’t appreciate. Or sometimes, they were things I had heard many times before. Continue reading

February Goals

January was a good month for me. Here are the goals I made with a note as to whether they were finished or not.

January Goals:

  • Send All the Way to beta-readers by the 16th (Done)
  • Finalize Savior, Like a Shepherd and send to formatters by the 23rd (Done)
  • Write 30,000 words in He Hideth My Soul (I’m at 16,000 so far!) (Done! Total: 33,216)
  • Read Editor-Proof Your Book (Not done)
  • Sew at least 2 squares of quilted skirt (Done)
  • Get all books ready for wide distribution (Done all but 2 because they need to wait)
  • Edit #2 of Novella (Not done)

And now for my February goals:

  • Sew 4 quilt squares
  • Order Proof Copy of Savior, Like a Shepherd
  • Edits #2 and #3 of novella
  • Read 2 books on writing
  • Prep everything for Release Tour and Facebook Party
  • Do any research needed for All the Way
  • Finish rough draft of He Hideth My Soul

And there you have it. Busy, but hopefully not too busy. Do you have any specific goals for this month?

Three books for the price of one!

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My latest book has hit the shelves! Not quite literally since I’m still working out issues with my paperback, but the eBooks are available at a special discounted price until about January 31st. Pick up a copy and enjoy!

About the Book

Five desperate young women…

Katie, Joanna, Eve, Evangeline, and Adelaide meet on a stagecoach on their way to Cheyenne, Wyoming as mail order brides. As they talk to each other, Katie and Adelaide become suspicious. Are they correct to be suspicious or are they overreacting?

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Release Tour Coming Up!

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I’m trying something new. I have a release tour coming up for Savior, Like a Shepherd and I’m allowing bloggers and those on Social Media to join in! I’d love for you to join the tour and help promote my latest book. Details and sign-up form are here or below.

Would you like to help?

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I’m looking for people to read and review one or two of my books. The sooner after publication that you post the review, the better, but I understand that you may not have a lot of time. All you have to do is sign up here or with the form hotw-novella-volume-2_frontbelow (same thing, just one is a link and the other is embedded in case the embedded one doesn’t work).

Thank you for considering a review!

A Still, Small Voice: Review

An author friend of mine has a new book available and he gave me the chance to be part of his release tour. Not only that, but he actually lives in the same state as I do!! The beautiful, snowy Wisconsin. I have a review of the book later in the post, but first, here’s a little bit about the book and the author.

About the Book

astillsmallvoice-cover20170104perspPhil Brennan is back, looking for a stolen painting and a missing girl.

Smack in the center of it is a rivalry between two men.

One of them is nothing like Phil’s father.

Nothing at all.

Once again, the mystery is a sidebar to what’s going on in Phil’s life.

And in his head.

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Oops… I forgot

So, I’ve been doing this monthly goals update for a couple of months now. And with the end of one year and beginning of another, I forgot to update you on my December and January goals.  I’ll get right to it.

December Goals:

  • Finish rough draft of All the Way (Done)
  • Finish Edit #4 of Savior, Like a Shepherd and send to proofreaders by the 12th (Delayed a week, but done)
  • Edit I My Cross Have Taken (Done)
  • Read The Art and Craft of Writing Christian Fiction, Editor Proofing Your Book, and How to Train Your Cat to Promote Your Book (Finished the first one, but not the others)
  • Sew nightgown, get at least partially finished with quilted skirt (Done)
  • Watch videos for the marketing courses I bought (Watched a few)
  • Practice Piano at least 3 days a week (Mostly)
  • Word count goal: 20,000 (Done)

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