Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Really Cool New Blog

I've finally finished and launched my new blog/gallery site. Check it out!

I'll keep this live and see if I can find a way to copy over comments to each blog post, until then.. click through and enjoy!

BTW, feedback is much appreciated.

Monday, September 23, 2013

A Season of Storms is in Submissions

I worried that the day would never come, but I have decided it's arrived. I'm moving my pursuit of this dream career into it's next phase. I'm now a submitting writer.
I've sent out query letters to 8 or so agents. I'm drafting up a 2 page synopsis and I'll be submitting to a few more with this additional requirement.
Like anything writerly, this is a slow and painful process filled with rejection and insecurity... so I'm not holding my breath. Once I get through a dozen or so more query's I'll send my manuscript to a publisher. For that you typically can only send one out at a time, which is good because it's like $20 a pop. That usually runs 3 to 18 months to hear back. Leaning on the latter end of the window. So, the rule of thumb is to not hold one's breath and keep writing.

In other news, I'm seriously contemplating building my own blog site to feature both my writing and my art. I'm very tempted to do this and then after a year or so trial out a series release of one of my novels with art in a weekly format... we'll see how that goes when the time comes.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Send It Home

I want to send a big thank you out to all my Beta readers for Speaker of the Winds, Volume 1.
You're all super cool people. Brave too! I might add. It's time for me to call all Manuscripts home, that I might review your detailed comments and improve the reader experience of the Novel.

If you're close to being finished, take up to a week to wrap it up and send it back.
If you're a long ways from being finished. Take up to a week to wrap it up and send it back. Lol. Sorry I had to say it. :-)

If you are shipping it, you know me. Reach out and I'll get you my address if you need it. I'll reimburse you for shipping, but please do me a favor and ship USPS, Media Mail. (Don't let the post office employee argue with you, Manuscript bound or unbound is specifically mentioned in their Media Mail eligible media. Tell them to look it up if they have to.)

I want to thank you for taking your time to read my manuscript and help give the reader feedback I needed to gain an outside in view on my story. Your perspective is invaluable.

Thank you again,

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Free Fins... because if it's free. Give it fifteen minutes.

Fins by Ashley Knight is free on Amazon for a very limited time. Click here and download it to your Kindle app/device.

Ashley has written three novels in this series. Fins, Fathom and Forever.

She lives with her family and writes in Idaho. Just the fact she's an Idahoan alone is enough to tell you she's an excellent person. Ashely has a talent with words.  Give fins a chance and download it now while it's free. Then put it at the top of your to-read list.

Ashley is an active writer and spends much of her time in the writing community supporting the rest of us pursuing the dream. She's a hand-up person and holds much admiration and respect from us writers. <-- (My northern Idaho grammar coming through.)

Take a dive and a swim into Fins today.

Thinks that last bit was clever, I do. Lol.