So, if you've been following my blog for the last month, you probably know about my latest struggles with my first novel manuscript. But in case you need a quick refresher: Feb 2017-- Beta Reads and feedback. Major rewrites needed for first half of book Mar-Apr - Did the major rewrites on first chapters for a contest … Continue reading Writer’s Insight, August: Starting Over Doesn’t Mean Looking Backward
As promised in a previous post, a little flash fiction from yours truly. It's a little political, but I wanted to move a little out of my comfort zone to show a little versatility. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.
Last year was my first foray into the #NanoWriMo world (thanks, Joynell Schultz!), where I worked on drafting my second novel. But I didn't win. 😦 This July's camp, I focused on editing my first novel. I was more cognizant of deadlines, and with a little modifying of my goals, I won! But I struggled the … Continue reading Writer’s Insight July: Post #CampNaNo Vol. 2
Believe it or not, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month (that's a scene set-up; this is not about Camp) mainly because NaNo has made camp more flexible this time around: you can set page goals if you need to edit instead of write. And, I'm in edit mode. A fierce edit mode. This … Continue reading Wanted: Writer with Armor-Thick Skin
This article from the Self pub arm of Publisher's Weekly - The Book Life - is a good starter for indie authors who want to market but don't have a lot of money or resources. I though about my self and my website re-launch as I was reading this, so I wanted to share it … Continue reading Book Marketing: A Cheap Starter
Sometimes, you get to a point when a hobby is really not a hobby anymore. You get to a point where you have to take yourself seriously if you want others to take you seriously. You get to a point where the work you put into something should be recognized, appreciated, rewarded. I'm at this … Continue reading Career Self-Transition: Embracing being a Writer
For those trying to market a book (or books) on Amazon, this blog post (link below) by David Gaughran was eye-opening to me. Personal tidbit: I "yasiv-ed" (yep, I just made a verb out of yasiv.com) my only published book, and it's so alone in the universe. But then again, I've put zero marketing dollars into … Continue reading From David Gaughran: ‘Who’s Pointing At You?’