The dawn chorus and too much time to think.

Jim Webster has tackled an issue with book publishing I’ve thought about for some time. Tell me what you think. I believe it’s a brilliant answer!

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on
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  1. I’m in! <3

  2. Take notes when you move, it could provide you with all sorts of anecdotes and scenarios, especially the things that almost happened by luckily didn’t 🙂

  3. Excellent post.
    I have plans for something similar in my Five Kingdoms world. The great thing is, as I write the epic length novels, there are lots of minor characters demanding their own tales, and lots of gaps between books for the major characters to have other adventures – many of which I have already planned.
    My only problem, as ever, is finding the time to write them all!

    • I know what you mean! But it does make perfect sense. My new series will have two books around 35000 words. I think Jim May be onto something. ❤️

      • I know he is – I attended a conference last year (20BooksTo50K) that is put on by a group of authors who write and publish around a book a month(!!) and earn HUGE amounts of money, as their readers (called ‘whale’ readers) gobble up everything they put out. I’m going to another conference by them this summer, specifically targeted at marketing, but some craft workshops too.

        I don’t think I will ever be up to that sort of output, but there is no doubt producing lots of smaller works is a great idea now the ebook allows for publishing at any word count. I have a ton of short stories and novellas I want to write, but I still love my epic length tales too, so I won’t be giving up on those.

        • Agreed. Like you, I just can’t spit stuff out. I’ve been trying to visit your blog more often. Always so much great stuff to learn. We’re moving soon. My doctor recommended I move to a lower elevation so we’re heading to Albuquerque, NM. That changes my schedule but I’ll keep plugging along. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge. So appreciated. ❤️

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