Writing Through Career Transitions Blog

Writer’s Insight, August: Starting Over Doesn’t Mean Looking Backward

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

Writer’s Insight July: Post #CampNaNo Vol. 2

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

Wanted: Writer with Armor-Thick Skin

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

Book Marketing: A Cheap Starter

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

Career Self-Transition: Embracing being a Writer

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

From David Gaughran: ‘Who’s Pointing At You?’

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?’