It’s been quite a while. As I’ve previously hinted, my life remains pretty hectic since I’m pulling 50-60 hour work weeks. One of my biggest regrets of 2022 was not achieving any of my writing goals and really not cobbling together a functional writing (and marketing) schedule. But when you’re working two jobs, you justContinue reading “Why Hello There!”
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Meet the Cast: Anna Popova
[Periodically, I’ll share Meet the Character posts spotlighting some of the new characters who will be appearing in Legacy alongside Mina. I’m also currently working on a Meet the Characters page that will feature key players in the Heritage Verse] Born in the Magistrate Era, Anna knows nothing of the before. She grew up withoutContinue reading “Meet the Cast: Anna Popova”
A Long Awaited Update
“I’ve been given the distinguished duty of turning you first into soldiers. Then, perhaps even fighter pilots […] You were selected because of your willingness and your warm bodies. Nothing more.” -Lt. Commander Foma Zima, “Legacy: A Heritage Verse Story” So, it’s been a while since I last posted. I really wish I could sayContinue reading “A Long Awaited Update”
Reflection And A Glance At What’s Ahead
2021 served as a year of change for me, starting on a low note by not receiving a dream job. However, a few months later, I landed another dream job, which I think has been dreamier. Because I’m a glutton for punishment, I’ve stayed on as a part-time editor for one publication at my previousContinue reading “Reflection And A Glance At What’s Ahead”
Beta readers wanted!
Beta readers are a major part of the writing process for most writers. They help catch issues with manuscript that a writer, far too close to it, might miss or not even consider. For the beta reader, they get to read a book before anyone else! It is a win-win situation for all parties involved.Continue reading “Beta readers wanted!”
Descent Cover Revealed and Hall of Heroes Wrap-up
Hall of Heroes is a wrap, but the Heritage Lost e-book sales is still live until Sept. 7. Also, be sure to pre-order your digital copy of Descent today.
Descent update and other life events
I’m approaching the midpoint in initial Descent edits, which is massively behind where I’d envisioned I would be in April. I’ve been under a lot of stress in my professional life as I looked to transition from one career to a new one. Pair that with a nasty upper respiratory infection, and you’ve got aContinue reading “Descent update and other life events”
Website updates, writing progress, and more
The website has received a complete overhaul along with an official domain name, smwrightauthor.com. Visitors will now be greeted by a static homepage featuring my most recent releases, updates on works in progress, and other news.
Once Upon A Time Writing Lesson: Right-Sizing Cast
Once Upon a Time is a case study for plotting out a series. It exhibits why it is important to have a game plan–no matter how rough–in place at the beginning of a creative endeavor. This helps writers avoid retreading past plot points or completely dropping the ball on others. Characters need to go hand in hand with this early plotting–their arcs, their backgrounds, etc.
The Struggles Of Platforming As An Introvert
To start off, this post isn’t going to offer any grand solutions to platform building — I have none. This remains one of my greatest struggles as an author in addition to being a point of frustration and bursts of depression. For every step forward, no visible progress seems to occur, and now that I’mContinue reading “The Struggles Of Platforming As An Introvert”