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No More Waiting

Posted in Chess With Agatha, Editing, Fantasy Novel, Self Publishing on June 5, 2013 by darkjade68

A Font with SerifsNo More Waiting

I am determined to Self Publish “Chess With Agatha” during the month of June… Hopefully more like in the next couple Weeks.

To Do;

1) Finalize the Editing

2) Finalize the Land Map

3) Finalize the Back Cover Synopsis

4) Upload the Book to CreateSpace for Approval

Wish me Luck!

DJ-

 

 

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Editing… The 5th Draft – Becoming A Better Writer

Posted in Chess With Agatha, DarkJade Update, Editing, Fantasy Novel, Novel on March 17, 2013 by darkjade68

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So my Editor got my 4th Draft of “Chess With Agatha” back to me a week or so ago… And I’m finally starting to implement some of the changes… Some grammar… Some Sentence Suggestions. And then there’s some Story, and Clarity Comments which I still need to figure out.

Once I implement these things, that will be my 5th Draft… And then I’m hoping to grab my Sister (Who Edited My Novella), and have her read through it, and help me with a few things. But she’s very busy, so I don’t know if that will happen.

This is only the Second Editor I’ve worked with, and I have to tell you, each Book I’ve worked on has helped me become a Better Writer. And when I say ‘Better’, I don’t mean Content (Though Hopefully That’s True Too), what I mean is I’m learning things… Primarily from these Awesome Editors.

I’d say I’m about 60% done with implementing my Editors Changes/Suggestions, then it will be on to the 6th Draft… I’m also hoping my Map Drawer Finishes soon too, Lol Really need that map.

Hope You’re All Having A Good Weekend!

Thanks For Your Continued Interest And Support

DarkJade-

So This Song Came On While I Was Editing… 10 1/2 Hours Later, Fan Video

Posted in Dark's Media Empire, Editing, Entertainment, Music, Music Video with tags , on March 10, 2013 by darkjade68

 

DarkJade Update – “Allure”, “Iliad”, “Mady’s Storm”

Posted in Allure, Allure Book Two, DarkJade Update, Editing, Fantasy Novel, Fiction, I Died Once, Iliad, Mady's Storm, Novella, Self Publishing, Writing on March 7, 2013 by darkjade68

Black_Haired_GirlDarkJade Update – “Allure”, “Iliad”, “Mady’s Storm”

Hey guys, in case any of you are wondering, I haven’t just Dropped “Allure (Book Two) – Seers Of The Night“, Iliad (Book Two) In The Planes Of Ordose Trilogy” (Book One Being “Chess With Agatha“), or “Mady’s Storm (Book Two) – In The Chronicles Of Mady Monroe” Series…

No, in fact, quite the opposite… I’ve merely been working on getting “Chess With Agatha” Edited, and Self Published, which I still hope to do in the next couple of weeks.

In fact, “Allure” Book One in My Vampire Novella Series is sitting there waiting for me to send the First Draft to my friend Beth, so she can Review, and Line Edit it… But, first I have to clean it up a bit… And I just can’t get myself to put the energy into it, with “Chess With Agatha” still not Self Published yet.

But soon I promise.

And then, and only then, will I get back to some of these Sequels… Too hard to just Pile on to the Sequels, when the First Books aren’t even out yet… “I Died Once” is of course out (Book/Novella One in The Chronicles Of Mady Monroe Series), but I need to get Book One in the Ordose Trilogy, and my Vampire Series out as well…

Meanwhile, I’m also pursuing an Agent for My Screenplay, “White Jade“. Mailed out three more Query Letters today.

Alright, back to work, just wanted to let you know those Books are still in Full Swing.

Thanks for your Continued Interest and Support, it really means a lot

DarkJade-

My Editor Has Finished Editing “Chess With Agatha”… And, I Have A Lot Of Work To Do, Lol

Posted in Chess With Agatha, Editing, Fantasy Novel, Fiction, Novel, Story, Writing on March 2, 2013 by darkjade68

My Editor Has Finished Editing “Chess With Agatha”… And, I Have A Lot Of Work To Do, Lol

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Ok, so My Editor Finished Editing My 4th Draft of “Chess With Agatha”, and as I hoped she’s really cleaned up the Grammar, and some of the Sentence Structuring. I need to implement all of that, but I’m totally down with that.

The real Challenge before me will be making Story Adjustments based on some of her Comments… Now I only Skimmed over them, but this stuff is going to take a lot of thought and focus on my part. Which is to be expected, and I’m totally glad for the Insights… But it is still going to be a challenge making sure the book still captures what I want it to, but also is clearly written.

Wish me Luck

This Next Week or Two should be Challenging and Interesting preparing it for Self Publishing

DarkJade-

February Recap – March Goals

Posted in Allure, Allure Book Two, DarkJade Update, Editing, Fantasy Novel, Screenplay, Self Publishing, White Jade, Writing with tags on February 28, 2013 by darkjade68

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February Recap – March Goals

February was another Busy Month…

Here were the Goals I had for Last Month

February Goals/Results;

1) Allure – Focus More on “Allure” since I found an Editor for “Chess With Agatha”.

Result – I Posted Three New Chapters to My Allure’s Second Novella, “Seers Of The Night”

Chapter IV – Believe

Chapter V – Reemergence

Chapter VI – Writings On The Wall

I also Contacted My Friend Beth about Reviewing, and Line Editing My First “Allure Novella”, which she’s excited to do… I just need to clean it up a bit before I send it over to her.

2) Edit Chess With Agatha (CWA) 

Result – I implemented My Final Reader of “Chess With Agatha” ‘s Notes into my 3rd/4th Draft of “Chess With Agatha”, and sent it to My Editor. My Editor for “Chess With Agatha” is half Finished Editing it, and I am Very Excited to see the Results.

3) Find someone to Draw CWA Land Map

Result – I found an Artist that is currently working on my Land Map for “Chess With Agatha”. So far, so good.

4) Self Publish “Chess With Agatha” 

Result – This is likely to happen in March, couldn’t quite pull it off in February, which is fine… I knew this Book would take more work because it’s longer than my last.

5)  Continue Writing Iliad (The 2nd in the “Plains Of Ordose”/Chess With Agatha Trilogy)

Result – I Posted One Chapter, then put “Iliad” On hold… I just found it too difficult to work on it with “Chess With Agatha” still not Self Published. So I’m waiting for the moment. Below is the Chapter I did Post though.

Chapter XI – A Conversation

6) Additional Story Writing

Result – I did in fact Post a Couple Different Stories.

“John Black’s Leaving Earth”Episode I and Episode II & Shifted

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March Goals

1) Complete Editing Of “Chess With Agatha” I suspect we’ll finish up with the Editing in March

2) Complete “Chess With Agatha” Land Map – Shouldn’t be a problem

3) Self Publish “Chess With Agatha” – I hope to do this once My Book is Edited, and The Land Map for the Book is Complete

4) Search for a Screenplay Literary Agent For “White Jade” – I’ve been Posting lately that I’ve picked up my Screenplay “White Jade” Again, and have begun seeking an Agent to Represent me with it. In 2006 I started to Convert it into a Comic Book, but that Project has been put on hold for a while.

5) Write either New “Allure” (Seers Of The Night) Chapters, Begin Iliad Chapters, and/or New Story Content – More “Allure” is likely to come in March, Iliad is still up in the air… New Story Content is also likely to come

So that’s it for me, plus all my Additional Posting, Poems, Editorials, Music Etc.

What about all of you, Any Goals For March?

Thanks for Reading/Listening

DarkJade-

PICTURE CREDIT – 2013 Calendar

I Have Sent My Book To My Editor

Posted in Chess With Agatha, Editing, Fantasy Novel with tags on February 18, 2013 by darkjade68

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I Have Sent My Book To My Editor

As of last night, I sent my 4th Draft of “Chess With Agatha” to my Editor.

Hopefully it’s in ok enough shape, that she won’t drive by my house with tears in her eyes, and throw it out the window at my house… Did I mention lighting it on fire before tossing it?

“For God Sake I’m an Editor, Not A Miracle Worker!!” are not the words I want to hear, Lol

But, we haven’t worked together before, so I’m open to anything… I do know her though, she’s one of my Writers over on my “Legends Undying” Site.

Other than that, I have someone working on my Land Map for the book, and so far it’s looking pretty good.

Much better than my Prototype Map that I threw together, let me tell you, Lol

But Enough of all that, Wish Me Luck!

I shall Update you once more soon

DarkJade-