I posted my thoughts on the first lesson here, hopefully I’ll have something about lesson 2 soon.
I’d like to give you this great post I found that sums up the entire course pretty well. I know some of you have expressed an interest in my experience, so think of this as a bonus:
Review of a (Writing Tool That Has Changed My Life) by Rachel Stephen
Well it’s been a week since I started Holly Lisle’s – How to revise your novel course and the first week does not disappoint.
The lesson warns that it will be the hardest and most work intensive. I now believe it.
I’ve barely made a dent in it.
There was one interesting thing (it wasn’t the only interesting thing, but it’s the one that I’m writing about today.) I did this weekend, I signed up for an online writing course.
This isn’t strictly about writing or anything. The long Easter weekend was a bust in almost every way. My daughter went into it sick, I fell to it on friday and my hardy wife followed suit on Saturday.
We ended up postponing Anna’s 1st birthday party til next weekend and locking the doors in miserable isolation.
As children tend to do, my daughter recovered before her parents. We are still pretty miserable this morning. I’m fever-free, which is a plus but my poor wife has an ear infection, a lost voice and is still going into work.
Sadly, while I did write almost 2000 words this weekend, they weren’t particularily good words, nor were they words I could count on any of my official projects.
On the plus side, I got a lot of reading done and did something else (that I will post about later today)
Time to get back on track this week! My goal is to get at least another installment of The Expensive Universal Instrument in by the end of the week.
I’ve created a twitter account in relation to The Basement Office.
Follow me on twitter at: @Frank_Cote
Feel free to say hi!
Well the pumpkin was sick, but is quickly recovering as children often do. The parents however are floored.
One advantage is that I’m getting an awful lot of reading done.
The weekend wasn’t great but it won’t be a waste.
I’m finishing up “The Kingkiller Chronicles Day two: The Wise Man’s Fear” and making a dent in “Playing for Keeps”
What are you folks out there reading this weekend? I can always use some suggestions!
I was recently referred to Nathan Brandford’s great blog by the I Should Be Writing podcast and this gem caught my eye because of the subject matter in this post.
One of my biggest pet peeves about e-books is the price. I’ve always cringed at paying the same price (or worse, MORE) than the physical book. I’ve never understood why this is and frankly, I’ve always suspected that publishers are pricing e-books this way to protect their physical media markets and making the same mistakes that the music industry has been doing online for a decade now.
Nathan’s post gives a ‘behind the scenes’ look at e-book pricing that really clears things up for me. I’m still not happy about it, but I understand a lot better what’s going on now.
I still don’t like it, but for different reasons than a nebulous conspiracy theory…although I really like a good conspiracy theory.
I urge you to go over and read “Why some e-books cost more than the hardcover” over at Nathan Brandsford’s blog!
And while you’re there, check out “Social Media, there’s no such thing as too early” which is giving wannabe writers like me a reason to blog!