Sunday, October 4, 2015

Some Updates on Writing, Publishing, and Whatnot

So, if you have been following this blog for long enough, you know I am fairly persistent, and that if I am not happy with something I have written, I am going to keep working on it until I get it right. That's why I decided to update the official description of Escapes again.

I really put a lot of time and thought into it; I did a bunch of research to see how novels by contemporary literary writers are described, and I whittled away at it until I came to this, the final version of it:

Lance Adamson lives in a backwoods Ohio community called Nodtown. He has faced more than one hurdle in his short life: his parent’s divorce, his dad disappearing… It seems like, every time he gets past one, there is another in his path. He lives with his mom and Grandpa Harry at Grandpa Harry’s house where he spends most of his time out in the garage playing drums, jamming with Grandpa Harry, who plays bass. Jazz is Grandpa Harry’s religion, and for the longest time, Lance has been his loyal disciple—but he is beginning to have his doubts. As he looks to forge his own identity, life will only grow more complex, and he will seek shelter in all sorts of escapes.

The next thing on my agenda, as far as publishing goes (other than stepping up my promoting of Escapes and working to get as many [hopefully positive] reviews as possible), is finishing the updates to the formatting of Tales from the Fringes. As a part of that, in an effort towards an increase in professionalism, I am going to be doing some very light editing and proofreading.

This is necessary, as I have gotten some positive feedback and good ratings of it, and the biggest criticism is that it needs edited and proofread more thoroughly. The formatting is more my own criticism, but I know it is a short coming and will only improve the readability of the text.

Of course, I am also working very diligently on novel #2, and on some new short stories. It is too early to tell when any of that will be finished. I will be sure to let you know as soon as possible, though.