Thursday, August 28, 2008

Why I Save Everything...

I've been working on tweaking a manuscript for submission, one I wrote quite some time ago that I've rewritten a couple of times since. When I hit a very important scene near the beginning of the story (the hero and heroine's "first time"), I realized it really wasn't working. The dynamic of the scene was totally wrong, and didn't fit the message I was trying to get across.

Faced with having to rewrite the whole scene, I started dithering. Then it occurred to me that, in an earlier draft, I had taken a completely different approach, one that I thought would fit much better with my new ideas of the story. Lo and behold, there was my earlier draft, saved from a desktop that's no longer with us, transferred to a laptop that I'm not using too much anymore, in a folder sitting on my external server where I'd backed everything up. One quick FTP from the server to my Mac, and I've got that old draft in Scrivener where I can cannibalize it.

Sometimes it's good to be a packrat...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More on Writing Process

While I'm working on tweaking a new manuscript to send to my editor, here's an interesting article on the writing process. This is very similar to the way I work, except lately some of my first drafts have been so riddled with plot holes I feel like I have to start over from scratch to get to draft two... My life, so hard.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Another Helpful Link About Promo

On this blog, a thriller/horror author discusses promotional strategies and different ways to get your name out there so people can find your books. If you're like me, you find all this a little overwhelming, especially when it's so hard even to eke out time to write, much less promote. But take a look, and weed out the ideas that'll work for you, and after a while you'll have a workable promotional strategy that'll keep your books moving into the hands of readers.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cartoons for Writers

This is a fun blog with a cartoon called "Will Writer for Chocolate," which features writers. And it's funny! Check it out.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New Review for Starchild

"Ms. Knight’s writing is smooth and descriptive without being heavy-handed, a neat trick in a genre that can sometimes get mired in technospeak.
"Starchild is more sensual than spicy, but at about 82k words, it’s a satisfying read with plenty of excitement to keep you turning pages."—Seanachie, Erotic Romance Reviews

Read full review here.

And buy the book OVER HERE! :-)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

What KK is Up To

This week, I'm working on the galley proofs for the paperback release of Starchild, scheduled for late November. (I might have said October before, but that is incorrect.) I'm very much looking forward to seeing the final product.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Infinite Worlds of Fantasy Authors

Here's a new one-stop shop if you're looking for info on your favorite authors of fantasy and speculative fiction--with a decided slant toward romance and erotic romance. Lots of awesome authors featured here, including yours truly, of course...

Drop by and take a look!