Since writing, editing, revising, editing and revising again Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey, I’ve decided to pull it from Amazon’s shelf and complete a thorough revision. The story line will stay the same, but there are changes in the craft of writing that I need to complete.
I’ve learned so much in all these years of writing, reading, editing and critiquing that I want to put forth the most polished version of my story that I can – which, in my mind, is a different version than what I had published previously.
So, what to do? I have taken Josephine off the market through Amazon while I am doing some intense revision/editing. Time is certainly of the essence, but I want to do this as completely and competently as possible.
If I had ONLY published in paperback, I would not be able to do this without a major headache. Fortunately, pulling, revising, and re-publishing is a great advantage of eBook publishing.
I am excited to be engaging in this part of the process.
Writing and making a living as a writer is certainly a PROCESS. I am learning as I go.
But, there are so many excellent resources for me to learn from and that help me hone my craft as I go.
J.A. Konrath’s “A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing”
Brenda Ueland’s “If You Want to Write”
Anne Lamott’s “Bird by Bird”
Natalie Goldberg’s “Writing Down the Bones”
and, of course, Stephen King’s “On Writing”
Also on Amazon –
A Student’s Guide to Composition: Help, Tips, and Common Guidelines with BONUS MATERIAL – How to Write a Great First Draft of an Essay
A Practical Guide to Academic Writing – Timed Essays
And, The Female Community Found in American Literature Created Between the Wars, 1914-1945
And, on Smashwords – a free short story “When I Met Crazy in the Morning – Mae’s Tale”