Monday, May 26, 2014

Value of copyrighting

Now that I have my second novel completed, now comes the necessary steps in copyrighting, publishing, and finally marketing it. I cannot stress enough how important it is for any author to copyright their work. No matter how well the intentions of the rest of the world seem, no one can afford to let their guard down. How loathsome anyone would feel if they worked strenuously for months, even years, only to send their work out without it being copyrighted and have it be claimed by some dubious source as its own. The only way to authentically prove that a writer's work is actually their own is to copyright. That way, if someone does try to make a false claim, leverage will favor the original creator. While it is unfortunate that we must all have to consider such realities, especially in the literature world, it is a definite necessity.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Second Novel Completed!

Seven months to the day and my second novel is finally completed. This particular work had with a seemingly endless series of obstacles the least of which was a full time job I worked while writing it. In the end it doesn't really matter what anyone has to go through while they accomplish anything, what matters is that they accomplish it. I actually still have to type it out, but that shouldn't take too long. What I loved most about writing this particular piece of work is the story line was extremely interesting and kept growing to heights I didn't think it would reach. After many hours of involvement, including several bottles of red wine consumed, it feels so good to know that I actually have two novels completed and that I'm going to get both of them copyrighted before the end of the year is up.