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10/13/2020 BoA, Jace Bk1 Audiobook confirmed!

Posted by J. P. Edgar on October 14, 2020 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

What's going on, everyone?

 

I got a couple of updates for you today.

 

I'm pleased to announce that the audiobook for BoA, Jace book 1 is official. I signed on Jim Schubin (www.jimschubin.com) to produce the audiobook. He's an actor, a singer, and voice-over talent who is based in New York. Check out his Facebook/Twitter.

 

The fantasy side project's first draft is about halfway done. However, I hit a snag that may have me rewrite the whole thing (much like I did for BoA). I swear, this has been one learning experience after another.

 

My next steps are to continue working on the sideproject (some details will be released soon. I swear!) and the website redesign.

 

I think that's it for now. Stay safe and stay healthy.


More ridiculousness to come,


-JPEdgar

9/29/2020, Book 3 update

Posted by J. P. Edgar on September 29, 2020 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

What's going on, everyone?


Well, guess what? Book 3 draft is done! Holy crap, it's done. From one struggle after another, I never thought I'd actually make it this far. Time time, I made sure to have a word surplus. That way, I don't have to cut out huge sections and struggle to keep the word count acceptable. That also means more wiggle-room if something is wrong, whether it be in the story or the scene.


So here are the next steps. To make sure I read the story with fresh eyes, I'll be taking a break from the book. So maybe November, I'll start my first round of edits. In the meantime, I have side projects to work on. Some of it is writing, others are not. One of the projects involves a revamp of the website. That's right, the website you've grown to love is going through an overhaul. Whether or not it turns out acceptable enough for me to publish the website is a different story.


Summer is coming to a close. Like Eddard Stark's catchphrase, "Winter is coming." Bundle up, stay safe, and we will get through these tough times.


More ridiculousness to come,


-JPEdgar

9/17/2020, ACX and Audiobooks?

Posted by J. P. Edgar on September 17, 2020 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

What's going on, everyone?


Good news! I'm looking into the prospect of putting BoA Bk1 as an audiobook! I'm accepting auditions through Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX). Here is the link to my job posting:


www.acx.com/titleview/A24N5U2L0NN3NA

Click on the "Audition" tab for info on how to submit an audition.


I'm picking ACX because they seem to be closely affiliated with Amazon, which owns Audible. Everything seems safe and secure, and it appears to be a good resource to get things started. Not just for me, but other authors, or even voice talent. If you're interested in becoming voice talent, consider looking into this resource.


If you're a friend or family member and you're going to send in an audition, be warned, auditions will be judged fairly. No points for knowing what my shoe size is.


Oh, and if you don't have Audible, ACX has a referral marketing bonus. I'm looking into details, but here is what I can gather. If you sign up for Audible and my book is the first one you listen to, I'll get a bonus. Friken win! I'll need to get some sort of referral link, but I suspect that'll be available when the audiobook production is complete and published.


More ridiculousness to come,


-JPEdgar

9/15/2020 Update, BoA, Jace Bk2 Apparel

Posted by J. P. Edgar on September 15, 2020 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

How's it going, everyone?

 

We finally got the licensing matter taken care of. Do you know what that means? That's right. BoA bk2 apparel is up and in the shop! I made some additional adjustments in the apparel shop, which includes reducing the number of items for each book to a light hoodie, tee, and a v-neck.


Minor update on book 3 draft. I'm on the final three chapters! And let me tell you, the curve of the story drastically changed from the original write of book 1.


That's about it for now. Until next time, stay safe.


More ridiculousness to come,


-JPEdgar

9/8/2020 Update, Time between drafts

Posted by J. P. Edgar on September 8, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

What's going on, everyone?

 

Quite a bit going on right now. But a big one is the progression of book 3. The first draft is sitting at about 80% completion. But that got me thinking, how much as my writing progressed?

 

You ever have one of those moments where you sit back and think about a skill you use -- whether it be art, writing, singing, etc. -- and you can see/feel your progress? I had that a little bit ago. No, not book 1, but a different project. I started to re-read it, and I shook my head at how "sucky" the writing was. One of my biggest hurdles was (and still is to this day) tenses. I always go from past tenses to present tenses. For example, "I walked on the sidewalk, and a jogger runs by." Though those errors are not that apparent (to me) in my work, I'm sure many of those mistakes escape my proofing.

 

How much time do you take between drafts? After I finish book 3's first draft, I plan to take at least a month off from the series altogether. That way, when I work on the second draft, I'd have forgotten a lot of the details in the story. I did that for the second book. Because of that, I caught more than a few problems in the story, the grammar, and more. In my early work, I recall that I didn't take any time off after a draft, so I found myself skipping over things that I "know" are right.

 

Stay safe and stay healthy. Thanks for stopping by. More ridiculousness to come.

 

-JPEdgar


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