The Search is Still Going

I decided to take my search in a different way. I already know that developmental editing will not be cheap. I decided to try and see what the reasonable price would be for a developmental editor. I asked around at all of the writing communities that I am part of. I have seen some good tips. Some are saying that publishing houses have editors in them. They commented that Steel Prison isn’t long enough to be a novel. (Hence why I am going to a developmental editor in the first place.) They all agree that it’s really expensive. A couple of them offer some sites to check out for future reference. I bookmarked them and I will go back read them.

I need to go back to looking for an agent again. I’m trying hard to curve my laziness. It’s working, but it needs to go faster. I will keep working at it. What do you think? Do you have any ideas for a reasonable price for a developmental editor? Leaves your comments in the comment section of this post. While you’re at it…

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Brexit Sinks Further Into the Ocean

Well, it has happened.

Boris Johnson is gone! He has resigned this morning. Theresa May is screwed. It looks like Brexit might be canceled. I was told no, but it’s just getting worse by the day. I love England as much as I love Japan, but they and the rest of the UK didn’t think this through. They are like a little kid who told their parent that they were running away, but didn’t pack any food, water, clothes, money, or even plan out a destination. I am just over here shaking my head. Maybe they will cancel Brexit or get back into the EU in some way. Who knows?

Meanwhile, you can…

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Moving to New Stage in the Game

I have decided to go a more traditional route with my publishing. I have been self-publishing with ebooks. But, now I want to go the traditional way of publishing with Steel Prison. I’ve had people edit it many times, including my mom. I sent it through Nano in 2009. The current of the manuscript count is 48,827 words and 109 pages long. I feel that it could be a bit longer. What I am looking for is a professional developmental editor. I have started my search and made a list comparing prices and their selling comments. In the past, I have used beta readers. But since this is going the traditional way, I decided to step it up and go professional. So far, I contacted an editor I follow on Google+, five editors on Linkin, and one of the writers from a writer chatroom that I frequent gave me a link to a bunch of editors. I haven’t checked the website yet, but I will do it tomorrow. I know that professional editing is not cheap and I don’t have that kind of money at the moment. So, I will make comparisons and come down to the most reasonable price that I can try and scrape together.

I also want to look for a literary agent as well. Ideally, I want to find one before Christmas. I have a website to start my search. I will start to look on Independence Day. Wish me luck, everyone. While I look for an editor and an agent, you can…

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City Lounge: Berlin (Book Three, Chapter Three: Hot German Nights)

Chapter Three: Hot German Nights:

I’m not as boring as Stephanie make me out to be now that I think about it. Sebastian sees to that himself. I rolled over onto my stomach and buried my face into my pillow. That man can do things that even a nun can’t say no to. Last night was a hot example of how his charm draws you in.

He invited me out to a jazz club. I had to follow him out just to see where this night was headed.

“Some friends are playing in Berlin tonight,” he said over the phone. “Would you like to come out and see them?” I just had to say yes. He laughed at me squeaking on my end of the line. More

City Lounge: Berlin (Book Three, Chapter Two: Am I Really That Boring?)

Chapter Two: Am I Really That Boring?:

I can’t be that boring, can I? I sat in my bathtub, staring at the ceiling. I have never been out to party. Most of my classmates went to dances and prom. I stayed home and read. Maybe watch a little TV with mom.  Come to think of it, she tried to make me a little more sociable. She’s done that ever since I was little.

“Come on, don’t you want to make some friends?” she asked when I was five. At the time, I stayed by her side. I hid behind her and shook my head. More

City Lounge: Berlin (Book Three, Chapter One: Living Wild)

City Lounge: Berlin (Book Three)

Chapter One: Living Wild:

-Emily-

Stephanie was the one to push things further. She turned to me one day while sitting on the couch.

“Is this all you do all day?” she asked. I lifted my head from my book.

“Huh?” I asked.

“Do you just read when you have days off?” Stephanie asked.

“Not always,” I said. “You and Sebastian always try to drag me out everywhere.”

“And when we don’t?”

I tilted my head, thinking. “I do clean the house with the TV on in the background.” She pretended to yawn.

“What?” I asked. More

City Lounge: Paris (Book Three, Chapter Fifteen: Thoughts in the Middle of the Night)

Chapter Fifteen: Thoughts in the Middle of the Night:

I couldn’t fall asleep right away. I stared at Simone as she slept. We’ve been out on the city for the whole day. She dragged me everywhere. I just happily followed behind. I didn’t mind it either. The more I am with her, the more I start to see the beauty of Paris that I thought was a fairy tale.

I rolled over onto my back.

Now that I think about it, it doesn’t feel like that it’s been months that we have been together. I could’ve sworn that it was five years now. Would we really make it that far? I thought that would be the case with Paula. Ha, look how that turned out. More

City Lounge: Paris (Book Three, Chapter Fourteen: Flirty Games)

Chapter Fourteen: Flirty Games:

We finally made it back to her apartment. Simone kissed me at the door. I readied myself for what was going to happen next. She reached over and unlocked the door. I kissed her again as she pulled me inside. We ended up against the wall.

“What do you want tonight?” I asked, looking in her eyes. Simone playfully tapped me on the nose.

“You,” she said. “I only want you.” I kissed her again. I love when she says that. We ended up back to her bedroom.  This was the second time that I had been in her apartment. The first time ended up being six in the morning by the time we got there. But, I only had been in her living room. Simone dragged me into her room while I was lost in my thoughts. She flopped down onto her bed. She looked up at me as I huddled on top of her. This pattern never got old. I was never like this was Paula.

I had to push my ex out of my head and focus. More

Dear Tony

Dear Tony,

We lost you at sixty-one.

We happened that it was all alive.

But, not meant to be.

You left behind a daughter, a girlfriend, and a void in our hearts.

No more exciting trips around the world.

No more snarky comments.

No more brutal honesty.

No more making your liver cry.

No more animals fearing your visits.

No more fish laughing at your failed fishing attempts.

No more delicious food.

No more insights of wisdom.

No more speaking up for the good of people.

No more… you.

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Vacation and Wrapping Up in June

Later on this month, I will going on vacation for a week. Saturday and Sunday will not let me have internet access then. So, I am going to try something while I’m vacation. I will write the last two chapter of City Lounge: Paris volume three in a Word document and see if I can set the post on WordPress to post in the future. I will need to get the songs I need for them first. Plus, I will try to get one day online to make my post. Luckily, I won’t have that much to post that week. Just a couple of chapters and a preview. I might get to do some editing on Steel Prison while I’m there too. Plus, some other shorts I want to publish too.

Speaking of which here is a list of things that I am going to wrap up this month:

  • Gentleman’s Club (Volume Twenty-Four)
  • Two volumes of Dreamland
  • Reposting last season’s Tengoku.Chikyu.Jigoku
  • A couple of other previews
  • Volume Three of City Lounge: Paris
  • Season eight of Earth Child

Plus, I get to start season seven of my Wasteland Project on the last Monday of this month. I can’t wait. Until then…

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