Analog to Digital: Progress Update for The Cryptid Series

'Til Undeath Do Us Part
From Pink Pages to Digital Publication

About half of Chapter One of ‘Til Undeath Do Us Part has been transcribed into digital format. I have a great page holder to type from, and it’s going pretty quickly. Well, it goes quickly when I’m actually doing it.

I admit I’ve been socializing on Twitter quite a lot in the past couple of months, and I’m currently inching up to 1500 followers. Sales on the Dome Trilogy are slow yet steady, and I am grateful that people are taking a look.

 

 

I’m not quite sure if I’m writing urban fantasy or paranormal science fiction at this point. I suppose it falls into both categories, according to this great online journal entry by N.P. Martin: “WHY I CHOSE TO WRITE IN THE URBAN FANTASY GENRE” (30Nov2014) :

“To me, Urban Fantasy describes a type of fiction that features supernatural characters in a realistic setting, which can include but isn’t exclusive too, an urban setting. That’s my definition of Urban Fantasy, which may differ to yours or someone else’s.”

Words to think about, definitely.

Helpful ‘blog journal ideas inundate my brain, also, as I traverse the literary landscape in search of a place for my novels to call home. Future ‘blog entries will probably include:

  • Ins and Outs of Querying Literary Agents
  • Ins and Outs of Submitting Work to Periodicals
  • Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting While Formatting eBooks
  • Print-on-Demand Publishing and Services
  • Creating/Finding Eye-Catching and Appropriate Cover Art
  • Back Blurbs and Summaries for Novels
  • Writing Practice Exercises
  • Ins and Outs of Preparing a Media Package for a Novel
  • Ins and Outs of Interviews

I want to write these as article online journal entries because they are my weaknesses as a writer. I look forward to researching then writing these in a quick article (with recommended links and book) despite having little time with social media and noveling, itself.

Writing is a long and rough road to travel. However, I am a writer to the core. I novel when I’m not reading or performing day-to-day tasks. I’m a writer whether or not I have published works.

artofstylingsentencescover2012
Do you write repetitive sentences? Here’s the cure.

Now all I have to do is keep transcribing the first book of the Cryptid Series into digital format. Well, and I have to find my copy of The Art of Styling Sentences by K.D. Sullivan and Anne Longknife, PhD, of which I have just learned has been revised and updated. Hmm. If I can’t find my copy by week’s end, then I’ll purchase the revised edition. This book has done more to improve my writing than any other, and I consider it a must-have in any writer’s library.

 

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