I personally write the best in the afternoon from about 2-5 but I don’t always get my preferred writing time. Sometimes I just write when I can and try to get things done.
sorry it’s been so quiet. I’ve become kinda addicted to SimCity on FB lol. I’ve been working on Book 2 of INITIUM, having already finished Book 1 about a week or two ago. Ashley has already started on the artwork. We are planning to release Book 1 this December. We will be doing another launch event and I promise to let you guys know what day and everything. I’m still working on the sequel to The Lost King, which is titled The Father God, but I’m dragging my feet per usual. I don’t think that I’m going to make my deadline but I’m still going to try anyway.
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The Declaration of Independence for Writers
When in the Course of publishing events, it becomes necessary for writers to sever their ties with the industry that is supposed to have “nurtured” them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that we should declare the causes which impel those writers to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all writers should have an equal chance to find readers. That their successes or failures should be dependent upon their own actions and their own choices. That they should be paid fairly for their work. That they should have control over the works they produce. That they should have immediate and accurate access to their sales data. That they should be paid promptly. That they should not be restricted from reaching those who may enjoy their work. That whenever a publisher becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of Authors to abolish all connections with the offending parties.
The history of the legacy publishing industry is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over writers. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
They have given us take-it-or-leave-it, one-sided, unconscionable contracts.
They have failed to adequately market works they have acquired.
They have artificially inflated the price of ebooks.
They have refused to negotiate better ebook royalties for authors.
They have forced unnecessary editing changes on authors.
They have forced unnecessary title changes on authors.
They have forced crappy covers on authors.
They have refused to exploit rights they own.
They have refused to return rights they aren’t properly exploiting.
They take far too long to bring acquired works to market.
They take far too long to pay writers advances and royalties.
Their royalty statements are opaque, out-of-date, and inaccurate.
They orphan authors.
They orphan books.
They refuse to treat authors as equals, let alone with a reasonable measure of fairness.
They make mistakes and take no responsibility for those mistakes.
For every hope they nurture, they unnecessarily neglect and destroy countless others.
They have made accessories of the authors’ ostensible representative organization, the quisling Authors Guild, and are served, too, by the misleadingly named Association of Authors’ Representatives.
They have failed to honor promises made.
They have failed to honor their own onerous contract terms.
They’ve failed the vast majority of authors, period.
This blog has documented nearly every stage of these Oppressions, and in many cases offered solutions to publishers, and has been answered with only silence and derision.
But that’s okay. Because now authors have a choice.
I don’t need legacy publishing, and I will never be taken advantage of again. I declare myself independent of the entire archaic, broken, corrupt system.
And I won’t be the last to do so."
— Joe Konrath
doing lots of brainstorming and research for a new collaborative project. Can’t tell you too much right now because everything is in flux. all I will say is that it is an animation project. I promise I’ll tell you guys more about it later. can’t wait until it’s all finished! Still working on “The Father God” but I’m dragging my feet lol.