How I write! #Writing #Author #Advice

Hi Jim,

I do have a question! Since you posted about a song in the beginning of this post, I’m interested in whether you ever multi-task while writing? What is your process? I usually listen to White Noise when I’m writing. Is it different for you? Maybe you listen to music, or nothing?

Saniyyah Eman


Hi Saniyyah,

Admittedly, I’m a bit of a scatterbrain. If you ever meet me in person, I come off as somewhat stoic and calm… or so I’m told, but the truth is while I’m sitting there listening to you talk, my mind is actually processing about a hundred different pieces of information at the same time. These include questions that I want to answer, things I have to do for work, fleshing out story lines, brainstorming new story ideas, wondering what’s going on with my family, and the list goes on.

Phew…

All right… now because my mind is going a mile a minute, usually I’ve got a bunch of things going on at once on my computer screen. I’ll have my favorite news programs on either on one screen or on the TV, music playing on YouTube, I’ll be doing some work, typing out another section of my story, paying bills or filling out paperwork that needs to be completed, as well as detailing anything else I have to do during the day. Believe it or not, I’m actually the most comfortable with that level of ‘chaos’ in my life. If it’s too quiet, I’m usually ready to freak out. I don’t like uncomfortable silences.

There’s no real process other than that. I write when I’m comfortable and I typically have a ton of other things going on as well. Hope that answers your question!

 



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

A Soul Siphon Question!?!? #Writing #Author #Advice

Hi Jim,

I just finished reading Soul Siphon and was wondering why you were so disappointed with the book that you never wrote a sequel. Do you ever plan on writing one? Also, why does Mary seem to be a lot more fleshed out than any of the other supporting characters?

Thanks,
Mike


Hi Mike,

I’m thrilled that someone has finally come forward after so long that they actually read that book. Now, tell me, what couch leg do you find that under?

Kidding!

Truth be told, I was disappointed in the book for a multitude of reasons. Soul Siphon was going to be my first foray into comic book style super heroes. My original intent was to have a comic illustrator do the cover, preferably someone fairly well known. I wanted the cover to actually look like a comic book cover to then reflect the internal story.

This… fell… flat… on… its… face….

One, the comic creators I reached out to wanted outlandish sums of money, so much so that I would never recoup the costs for writing the book. at least not for several years, even if the book sold really really well. Second, the artist I really wanted to hire for the book never responded to my inquiries. So unfortunately, I wasn’t able to enlist her talents. What’s worse, she’s changed her style to something that looks way too childish where the characters have large heads and even larger eyes.

I began shopping around for an artist and eventually came to Jabari Weathers. I was enamored by his work and thought it anyone could clean up that mess, it would be him. His art speaks for itself. It’s magnificent, but again, not what I was originally going for. Even so, the cover design was so amazing, I was hoping that this would draw in a reader base.

I worked hard to shape interesting characters and attempt to create a group of anti-heroes that, unbeknownst to them, would actually represent the four horsemen of the apocalypse; Death (Mary), Famine (Johnny), War (Vlad), and Conquest (Lihua), with Corban as the catalyst. Essentially, they would be ‘guided’ by an angel disillusioned by the decree of non-interference, forbidding the Choirs of Angels from meddling in the mortal realm. I even brought in a Cameo from my historical fantasy, Damnation, to take up that role later in the book.

It took a lot of writing, rewriting, and work to get this novel on the market. It’s production was a troubled one and took place during a time in my life when I had way too much else going on.

As a result, the book did not sell well at all and my dreams of creating a serial work surrounding these characters died pretty quickly. I had worked on a second novel where the devil was either a damsel in distress or a benevolent character who was simply misunderstood by religious doctrine, but I simply couldn’t figure out how to properly insert that character into the mix. I have several potential outlines ready to go, but each one falls flat on its face in practice.

After a year of writer’s block, I abandoned the story and moved on to something I thought was a bit simpler and safer… which then turned into anything but. Drakin became a pretty big hit for me, pretty much forcing me to write a sequel to that and thus placing the final nail in the coffin for Soul Siphon. I still go back to it every now and then, reread it, and start brainstorming sequels, but there are so many other books I want to write first, that it seems like any chance of ever putting a Soul Siphon sequel out is dead.

It’s my biggest disappointment because I had such high hopes for the book and had pretty grand ideas. Unfortunately, they all fell flat on their face pretty quickly. The cover design should have been a sign that this book might have been better had I simply posted it on Kindle for free.

Oh well.

Now, to answer your second question about Mary. I didn’t really intend Mary to be a supporting character. She’s supposed to be the heroine, arguably more so than Corban is the hero. She’s fleshed out more, because she actually has a historical backstory. Where almost all of my other characters are 100% made up, she is not.

Let me start from the beginning… the idea behind these characters were that they each shared one thing in common, death. They’d all been taken before their times by evil people. When the angel resurrected them, he gave them powers based on how they had been killed. It was sort of a poetic method of revenge. As such…

Johnny was starved to death by his step-mother. He was given the power of famine. Anything he touched, rotted and turned to ash.

Vlad was a former soviet soldier who was assassinated for knowing too much. He was given the ability to manipulate projectiles and his vision could act like a telescope.

Lihua was raped and left to die on a street corner in a Chinese city during the height of the communist regime. Her powers are those of seduction and dominance. She can manipulate the mind of almost any living creature to do her bidding with her pheromone.

Corban died as the result of a failed exorcism. A demon tore him apart from the inside. As a result, his powers are unstable and out of control. He possess demonic energy that he has little to no control over. The powers are incompatible to him and thus take considerable effort to harness and eventually manipulate to his liking.

That brings us to Mary. I wanted at least one of my characters to someone of historical significance as each came from a different time period. So I started going back through a history of famous murders. Who could I use? More importantly, who could I use without fear of getting sued by a living family member? This person had to be from pretty far back and relatively young.

It was at this time that I pulled out some papers from when I was in college. Back then, I had a morbid minor-obsession with the Jack the Ripper killings. I went through the victims until I came to the last one… the last of the canonical five; Mary Jane Kelly. She was widely considered beautiful, she was relatively young for the time period, and based on the testimony of the people who knew her, she was a somewhat fiery Irish lass, with a quarrelsome tenancy. This is something I could work with.

So I took the historical information we have on Mary Kelly, made a few embellishments on the rumors that surrounded her early life, and created the skeleton for my character. In my book, Mary is found by the angel and removed from her coffin before burial. She’s pieced back together revived. In exchange for her services as an angelic assassin, she’s given a chance to hunt down and kill Jack the Ripper. However, upon hunting the streets of London, she winds up spending her time protecting other girls from getting roughed up by street thugs and misses her chance.

Jack the Ripper escapes to America on a steamer just as she’s about to track him down. The steamer sinks in a storm, claiming everyone onboard. Come to find out, her killer murdered other women while she was busy protecting the London girls. She’s bitter and grief-stricken, but a deal was a deal. She became an angelic assassin. Because of the way she was killed, her powers were the ability to hide in the shadows, slip around unnoticed, and move at incredible speeds. Her abilities with bladed weapons was also greatly enhanced.

This is why Mary seems so much more fleshed out. This character pretty much wrote herself. An assassin, living with her own personal demons. An ageless woman existing outside of time, bitter, sad, and completely indifferent, or so you’re supposed to believe. When I first wrote out her character, I shook my head thinking that no one would like her. She was rude, sharp-tongued, angry, abrasive, and just downright mean. However, as Corban and the reader go to know her, understood her reasoning and finally got to meet the person below that hard surface, it was my hope the audience would warm to her.

Sadly. I doubt we’ll ever know. I’m debating taking the book off the market, but who knows? I’ll see what happens in the next few months.

If you really liked the book, please leave it some feedback, it helps me out a lot.



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

Essential is the Marriage! #Writing #Author #Advice

Hi Jim,

A central theme in a lot of your writing seems to be love. I was just wondering, as someone who is trying to get his foot in the door with romance novels, how important is marriage in your books?

Thanks,
Jermaine


Hi Jermaine,

Good question. The truth is that I’m one of a dwindling crowd that still believes in marriage. Do I believe that two people belong together for life? Not in every case, but it can and does happen. If two people love each other enough, they can make it work. One may have to sacrifice here, another may have to make a change there. The problem, as I see it in a lot of cases is that people get set in there ways, aren’t willing to respond to change and are not willing to do the work to keep a marriage stable.
This is almost… (Oh God) ten years of marriage talking. It’s not always easy and it does take a lot of work and patience.

Now, you didn’t write to me for marriage advice, so let me get back on track and answer your question… How important is it? Important, but not the be all, end all.

Keeping in mind, in my latest books there’s only one instance of the characters actually getting married.

SPOILER ALERT!!! 
In Soul Siphon, while two characters are together and love each other, the book ends very early in their relationship.
In The Story of Raiya, Raiya and Jagger drive off into the sunset and refer to each other as ‘partners’. This is a little more alluded to in next book where Jagger refers to Raiya in a more possessive way, which she playfully calls him out on, but still there is no mention of marriage.

In The Orphans of Haven, Radley dies right after Qira tells him how she feels. When their minds merge at the last second, she technically becomes mated to him by imprinting, but that’s more of a physical/mental bond. The emotional concept of marriage doesn’t get a chance to manifest, so it’s never really explored.

An Empire of Ashes is the one time we have two characters marry. Nayeli and Joaquim, after spending years together on the run, decide to get married when she reveals that she’s imprinted on him. Again, this is after years of them being together and after the bond is already established.

So the question should probably be more geared to the idea of a lifelong, loving, partnership between two people. If that’s your definition of marriage, then unless you’re going with a tragic romance or something of a summer fling novel, then IMHO it’s very important.
A lot of people consider marriage itself to be more of a religious/legal bind. I do not agree as I think there’s something more spiritual in it’s affirmation, but if that is the definition we’re going with, then it’s not essential at all.

Anyway, I hope this answers your question. Let’s open it up to see what the readers think.



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

Favorite Book! #Writing #Author #Advice

Hi Jim,

I took a look at your library on Amazon and was wondering, which of the books you’ve written is your favorite?

Thanks,
Lacey


Hi Lacey,

It’s a tough question to answer. Asking a writer to choose his favorite book is often like asking him to choose his favorite child. It’s hard to do. You love them all and often for different reasons.

Still… if I had to choose, two of my books come to mind…

Out of all the books I’ve ever written, Gravestalker was definitely the one I had the most fun writing. It was the final book of the Magnifica trilogy and a fun redemption story. There admittedly wasn’t a whole lot of depth to it, but it finished off all the plot lines and tied things up pretty perfectly. In the end, it was easy to write and I was very happy with it.

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The other one that really stood out to me was The Orphans of Haven from my Drakin series. I wrote that book while the Story of Raiya was going through editing. I had an idea and it just flowed like water. Admittedly when I first started writing it, I didn’t put much thought into it. I figured it would be a world-building throwaway novel like so many midway sequels are. However… I have to admit that as the story went on… it kind of took on a life of its own. Qira went from a damsel in distress to a strong character that dealt with a ton of adversity and a dark past. She became strong as a result of it and the echoes of what she did carried over into the next book where she was even stronger a character. So this one was a surprise for me… but it actually turned out to be arguably my best book.

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Anyway, I hope that answers your question. Writers, do you have a particular piece you’ve written that you love more than the rest? Feel free to share it down in the comments.



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

The Ins and Outs of Publishing, A Directory of Advice. #Writing #Author #Advice

Okay, so it looks like I’m still getting a lot of publishing questions. These are recurrent questions I get on a regular basis, and while I want to try to respond to everyone who reaches out to me, I don’t want my blog becoming redundant. So I think I’m going to repost this on a weekly basis from now on to help people navigate the publishing world. I don’t really see another way around it.

So if you have questions regarding publishing, PLEASE check below to see if any of this helps you before reaching out. I’m always happy to help, but I may have already answered your question.

Publishing is a tough road to navigate. Please check out the links below. These are previous posts I’ve made about the ins and outs of publishing. They should be of assistance in your journey:

Am I Ready To Publish? This is a must read BEFORE even considering starting the process. I can’t tell you how many authors burned bridges by not being ready.

Editing… There is a Cost That Must be Paid… or is There? You can skip this one if you’ve already had your writing edited (by someone other than you!). However, I’d still recommend reading.

Getting Published… the basics… In this post, we explore traditional publishing vs. self-publishing. Here you’ll get the pros on cons of each and the steps you need to go through in order to be successful in either.

Finally…

Copyrighting my Writing. Am I Protected? This isn’t required reading… however, if you’re concerned about plagiarism, or in the future may need to file a copyright claim, I recommend giving it a read.

Feeling overwhelmed yet? I’d be surprised if you didn’t. The only sage advice I can offer you other than the documents above is simple…

  1. Do not give up. A million “No’s” suddenly become irrelevant if you get that one “yes”.
  2. People will tell you that everyone and their mother wants to publish a book. You’re up against insurmountable odds and a flooded market. This is false. You’re not up against everyone and their mother. Permit me the luxury and I’ll prove this mathematically: First of all, take the entire group of people who want to get published. Now take that number and reduce it by roughly 60%. You just eliminated all the people who want to get something published, but don’t have the time, ability, drive, or inspiration to write. Next, eliminate another 20%. You’ve now taken down all the people who can put pen to paper but can’t afford the time/money to put the work into advertising and getting published. Eliminate another 10% who can’t take criticism and thus aren’t going to be able to get their writing properly edited. Now eliminate another 5% either don’t have the patience for or get discouraged by receiving a series of “No’s” from publishers.
    Now take that last 5% and eliminate all of them, except you. Why? Because they’re irrelevant. You have your writing and they have there’s. Whether or not you get published and how successful you are isn’t about other people’s writing. Yes, in the end, it’s you against one person, you. Whether or not I’ll ever get to buy your book off the shelf depends on you; how much time, effort, and funds you’re willing to put into your writing. So make it good!

Let’s open it up to the floor. Readers, do you have any publishing advice for our friend here? Let her know in the comments!



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

An Orphans of Haven Question!? #writing #fantasy #SciFi #literature #Fiction

Hi Jim,

I’m an art student at the University of New Hampshire and was looking for a subject for my next painting. I was thinking about doing one of Qira as I just finished the Orphans of Haven and I really relate to her. If you’re okay with me doing that, I was hoping you could provide me a little bit more of an in-depth description of what she looks like? I’d be happy to share the final results on your blog if you’d like?

Thanks,
Kate


Hi Kate,

That would be awesome! I’d be thrilled to have you take your stab at creating your vision of her. In fact, if anyone is inspired by my stories to do something like this, I welcome you sharing these things with open arms! I would love to see what you come up with!!

Where to begin?

Well first of all, are we talking about humanoid or dragon form?

We’ll go through both just in case….

Dragonform:

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Her features are a lot less rigid than some of The Story of Raiya’s counter parts. If you look at the cover there, what you can see of the dragons is far more sharp and spiky.

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This was done intentionally to illustrate the differences between Terran-born dragons as they evolved to their new climate, and the original elders who came here from another world. Qira is among the first to start displaying differences, which is why so many older dragons are confused by her size and age.

All right, so her description is fairly straightforward… her scales are bluish gray all down her body. Her dragonform is actually much more humanoid than some might expect. She is about the size of an average human, her neck is slightly longer than that of a human’s and far more bendable (she can turn her head a lot further than we can). Her chest is something closer to that of a snake’s in that it’s a lighter gray and far smoother than the rest of her body.

Her anatomy also resembled a humanoid; two front legs and two back. The claws on all four are similar to human hands. She has four fingers on each with a sharp nail on the end. Her teeth are silvery and extremely lustrous. Though most dragons stand normally on all fours, Qira actually alternates between that and being bipedal. As she spends more time with humans, she actually opts to spend more time on her hind legs. Her mane goes to the bottom of her neck where it becomes solid spikes that are the same color. The spikes remain consistent in size until they get to her tail where they start to shrink. Her tail is roughly 2/3 the length of the rest of her body. It is extremely sharp at the end.

Her eyes are probably her most striking feature. They look like human eyes. However, one thing I should note is that they constantly look sad, for some reason.

Her build is skinny to muscular. Keep in mind, she’s underfed during the first act of the story, but well-exercised. So why she appears thin, her arms and legs should be well toned.

Finally, her wings. She has a pair of wings that sprout from her shoulders. They should resemble demon wings with a spike at the joint where they curve. The muscle areas should be the same color as her scales where the actual flaps should be more like her mane.

So what about her human form? Well that ones easy.

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In the book, she appears once as a slender humanoid female. Again, well toned like in her dragon form, but she does have some differences… Her hair is silver and extremely lustrous, matching her dragon mane. Her eyes are nearly identical in both forms. Her skin is extremely pale with a faint shade of grayish blue in elect areas. Her ears match her dragon ears. They are slightly enlarged and pointed. She typically wears a white evening gown.

Here’s the original image of the model for reference…

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(Care of the Boston Film Family Photography and  Nicole Hailer)

Both of these should give you a good idea of what she looks like in both forms. I hope this helps you come up with something really great for her! I can’t wait to see it!

Thanks and good luck!

-Jim

 



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

Plot flaws… How to and NOT to handle them!! #Writing #Author #Advice

Dear Jim,

I stumbled on your blog and honestly, the timing couldn’t be better. I’ve put out the second book in my series and have run into a problem. A big problem… A major plot flaw has been uncovered by my readers! I’m not sure how I missed something so obvious and honestly, I’m not sure how it missed editing! I don’t know what to do now, I feel like a fool and my readers have been asking me about it like crazy. I don’t know what to tell them! Do you have any advice for me?

Thanks,
(Requested to remain anonymous)


Hello,

Phew… well let me just say… I understand why you wanted to remain anonymous, so don’t worry about that. You’re right, this is a pretty big problem. If the book has already hit mass market, pulling it back now is ill-advised. Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of shadow editing when people have already read the book. There’s certainly nothing wrong with putting out a second edition with some corrections or alterations, that happens all the time. Compare a 1st Edition of something like Lord of the Rings to one that was just published. Huge difference.

I’m not too surprised that editing missed this. Editing is mostly to make our amateurish writing look professional. Though we’re great story tellers, in my experience, writers really struggle with grammar and punctuation when telling their story. They get so engrossed that everything else goes out the window. That’s why so many become reclusive when they’re writing. In short, don’t blame the editors. Did you have anyone beta read your story? That’s where plot flaws should come up. Beta readers are the ones who would catch something like.  Anyway, that’s something to consider. Now, how should you handle this?

First, don’t panic. While this is a big issue, you’re published, you’ve got people reading your book, and they seem to be enjoying it other than this flaw. That’s certainly better than what happened with my worst book. I’m still not sure why, but Soul Siphon was my least-read novel. I’ve thought about retiring it, which is too bad, because I thought it was a good story. So you’re actually in a lot better shape there.

Okay, so now that we’ve gone over what not to do… what should you do? The best advice I can give you a two-syllable word; ‘retcon’. Are you planning on writing another sequel? You mentioned that it was a series. The best thing to do would be to take that plot flaw and flesh it out. Address it and make it part of your story. Flaws can be explained and built into the book. It can also be used to your advantage, because right now you’ve got people shrugging about it. Imagine you explain it out logically in your next book the resounding ‘OH!” from your readers. A good story teller is one who can tell an entertaining story. A master storyteller is one who can quickly adjust their narrative to be able to explain such flaws on the fly.

So what if you really can’t… like you’re stuck and you really don’t think you can retcon a plot flaw? Well… in that case, though I truly advise against this… you put out a public statement about it. Do NOT ignore this. It’s going to keep coming up and readers will go nuts. Put out a public statement, announce that you’re making edits, and offer free copies to anyone that can prove they purchased the original, should they want it. Customer service is key to success in these cases. However, I strong recommend you go with my first recommendation!!

Either way, I wouldn’t sweat it too much. The literary community tends to be… fairly forgiving about such things. Do what you need to and move on from it.

Hope this helps, but let’s open this one up. Readers, what do you think? How should this person handle this?



Readers,

Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim