Sunday, February 27, 2011

A good day

Another review and a donation from a happy reader!

Mark C- you will get your wish when I finish the 35th Century story- I intend to put it out as a full-length novel, by tying the novella together.


Saturday, February 19, 2011


Time-travelling trillionaires can't always be off having adventures, so I'm doing a little research on how idle moneyed folks used to live.

Especially slightly eccentric ones.

One thing I have learnt- if you want to write, it helps to read a LOT!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Hair Shirt

Three books for a total of 265,000 works to line edit.

It's going to take a month or two. I have finally learnt that slow is the only way.

I'm getting lots of minor punctuation and formatting screw-ups, thanks to upping the font size and enabling the mark-up. Typos or 'wrong words' that don't get picked up on the spell check are running at about one every eight pages. I'm doing a few minor wording changes too, as I sometimes slip into 'Yoda" mode when writing I am.

Those wondering why I don't pay somebody are probably not from New Zealand, where we do it ourselves-at least for the first couple of times ;-)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Line editing


This time I have the 'show formatting' setting on.

Painful, but I do want to get this right.


Another Review- thanks Mark C!

Review by: Mark C on Feb. 11, 2011 : star star star star
I have read all three books now and felt it was time to come back and add a review for each. I'll start with the first book.

There is no doubt that the book could use the finer editorial touches the more poular authors receive, but for a self-published first book - well done! It takes awhile to get used to the NZ references (especially from us Canadians!), but using a Kindle allows the reader to look up unfamiliar words.

Yes, the storyline was basic, but it was also thoughtful and certainly very detailed - perhaps a little overboard even for us "A" personality types. I did very much enjoy the premise and the characters. The next two books add to the character's backgrounds and development.

I would have enjoyed some more adversarial aspects in this book, but you get some rewards if you move on to books 2 & 3. Keep up the good work Wayne, I'm looking forward to the 4th book!