Tool Box: Android Apps

There are two apps that I have found to be very useful, if not essentiel to my writing process, and both of them are free! (But unfortunately only available for Android phones. If you know of similar apps for ios, please share them in the comments!)

The first is one I have mentioned before on my blog, and the fact that I’m bringing it up will hopefully show how much I love it. The Writeometer. This app allows you to not only track your word count, but it keeps record of it by sessions, organized by day, so you can always look back and see all of the details of each writing session.

It will also help you set a daily word count goal, depending on how many words you want the finished project to be, combined with when you want to be finished by. You can also set alarms to remind you to write!

Not only that, but it comes with a timer, which locks down your phone until the session is complete, at which time you can enter how many words you wrote to update your word count. One of my favorite things about this time, is if you try to exit it (which you can in an emergency), it will give you a little inspirational (or guilt-trip) quote to encourage you to not give up!

The final amazing part of Writeometer is the reward system! For every session that you complete, you earn guava fruit, which you can spend on rewards, which you also set. Some of my rewards (or “Treats” as they are called) include:Read More »

The Book Book Plan

I’ve mentioned it a few times now – The Book – and figured I would share with you all “The Book Book Plan” and some updates on The Varkens and a little intro to my new project – yes, new project – Brightstar.

But first, The Book Book Plan. After finishing the final edit of The Keeper, and now waiting for the proof-copy to arrive, I could see I had a lot of growing to do. I am pleased with the outcome, and I’m sure to catch a few things in my last read-through before putting it on sale, but I also know I have a lot of improving to do before I send out query letters for another novel. So I want to focus on improving, growing, and learning before my next big novel project, – as we refer to it in our household – “The Book”.Read More »

Back to the Drawing Board

This week I find lots of writing stuffs happening! Some of it is awesome and some of it is mind-numbing.

I tend to like to talk about awesome things first.

The Keeper is almost published! I’m self-publishing through CreateSpace, as I feel I have a lot to learn still about writing, character development, plotting and so-on before I pursue an agent and publishing house. While I am still in the process of writing The Varkens (more on that later) and have plans for a third book, I am really seeing things I want to improve upon. By the time I get to the next thing, the “Not in Eviryia” thing, I think I will have learned and grown so much. That is when I will write The Book. Hopefully by the 2015 NaNoWriMo!

Back to publishing though…Read More »