This is a very exiting week. Though the release of the novel will not be until January 2014, we have something special for everyone coming up this Thursday, December 5. What? Well, I cannot tell you yet. It would ruin the surprise. We feel it will be well worth your while, though, so stick around.
As I write this blog, I am pleased to see the community of Necromancers’ Pride beginning to grow. It is amazing to see what was once a dream becoming a reality. Now, it has been reality for D.W. and me for quite a long time. However, to see that reality being accepted and embraced by others is a truly inspiring and motivational force. It makes us hungry to do more. It makes us hungry to constantly improve.
And on that note … D.W. decided this morning that he needed to chew somebody out. Who do you think he chose? Well, my skin is tough as leather (dealing with him on a daily basis, it has to be), so I let him have at it. Now, this time the verbal lashing was done a bit more tongue-in-cheek, but there was a purpose to it. You see, I made a mistake in posting yesterday’s blog on our Facebook page. It is a very nice page, by the way. I would recommend checking it out.
Anyway, I left an extra link where there should not have been one. Small things to a giant, true, but every giant about which I have ever read was defeated by a small thing that he looked past. This relates directly to our special surprise for Thursday. You see, as we build the world of Necromancers’ Pride and continue to take steps forward as writers, we must be constantly aware of the littlest of things. As I said, the stronger our community here becomes, the more motivated we are to improve our caliber of work.
Little things make a big difference in the end. So, I listened as that tyrannical blowhard of a writing partner bloviated incessantly. I don’t really mind it so much, because as I have said before, D.W. makes cursing someone out rather like an art form all its own. However, it was a necessary conversation to be had (as one-sided as it might have been). The little details make all the difference.
In any of your endeavors, most especially your writing, do not allow the minute details to slide. It is a habit that lends to sloppiness. That is something that we, as artists, cannot allow of ourselves. If you have a partner, look to them to assist you in quality control. If you work on your own, find someone to assist you in quality control. Having that extra set of eyes on your work will free your mind to do more of it (just try to find someone who is not a big, fat potty-mouth).
What do you do to ensure the quality of your work? How do you manage to organize all the little things in your day?
This is your community. We want to hear from you.