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My Word of the Year

My Word of the Year

My word of the year is Finish. I’ve assessed where I am in my writing journey and what I’m missing is a backlog of finished polished manuscripts. I’m reading Jon Acuff’s Finish. Or rather I have been but put it aside the past couple of months. As a goal/oriented person, I have an endless number […]

Mid-Month Slump

Mid-Month Slump

The holiday season is officially upon us. Thanksgiving is in a week. Following that, all the other holiday madness, from the fun of parties and celebrations, to stress over not having enough money to stretch to all the gifts and charities and so on, to squeezing in every last required social engagement, to the inevitable […]

The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate

The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate

There has been a lot of debate lately among Christian Spec-Fic authors about the Christian Spec-Fic market, how it relates to the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), the secular market, and the market in general, and how the genre as a whole is failing. There are those who, as Ben Wolf detailed in this post, […]

Let the Editing Commence

Let the Editing Commence

It’s that time again. I’ve reached the next stage in my WIP. Editing. I used to hate editing, really I did. Oh, I didn’t mind editing everyone else’s work, just my own. Not that I thought the words slathered on the paper were perfect, quite the opposite. I feared that the story I concocted stank […]

A New Year’s Resolution to Edit the Right Way

A New Year’s Resolution to Edit the Right Way

I just wrote a blog post for my website about how I improved as a writer in 2011, but it might be helpful to also write a post about how I can improve on what I did wrong in 2011. The good news is that even when we do things wrong in writing, we’re still […]

Observations on being a “New Generation Writer”

I was a struggling author trying to land an agent or publisher for several years. Now I’ve been published by a small indie press for five months, with plans for a book to be released November 2012 and another book to be released as a serial in an online magazine starting January 2012. During all […]

Divine Summons and a New Appointment

Part 1 Divine Summons It seems surreal that in the first year of NAF we had one member find a publisher and in the second year we had three. But three we have. And we’re poised to have at least two more next year, with three of the currently Alumni seeing a second work in […]