Leaked Cover Reveal brings Writer’s Anxiety

So I did this on Twitter yesterday: So I’m on here. I guess I need to tweet something….. Hmm… How about a cover reveal! I’m going to be daring and force myself to a deadline on this one. Coming soon! Like next week! Ugh… why did I say that? yeesh ymnelson.com #48hoursofBliss #24hoursofFreedom Part2 pic.twitter.com/v2rRBhgkrIContinue reading “Leaked Cover Reveal brings Writer’s Anxiety”

The Notebook

I have a short story contest deadline in a few days, and I have been wracking my brain trying to find a short enough idea for this 1250-word contest. I’m great with 10k words, but a piece that’s under 2,000 is tougher for me. (Hey, I talk a lot; I write a lot.) I’ve also been straightening upContinue reading “The Notebook”

The Author Photo in a Racist, Opinionated Digital Age

So, I’m dreading the obligatory author photo, but I have now accepted the fact that I need one. If anything, I need to show people I am the one who wrote this awesome-sauce piece of literary genius. (That’s hyperbole. See how awesome a writer I am?) You’re probably wondering why I’m dreading this. Maybe you’re envisioningContinue reading “The Author Photo in a Racist, Opinionated Digital Age”

Writer’s Insight, Q2’18-Indie Publishing Part 2-Overwhelmed is an Understatement

My “Word of the Day” on Tuesday was OVERWHELMED. My target release date for the 1st installment of my Living Between Dreams series was fast approaching, and everything that I didn’t know about publishing was on my “To Do” list. How do I use this InDesign book template to format my paperback? How do indie publishersContinue reading “Writer’s Insight, Q2’18-Indie Publishing Part 2-Overwhelmed is an Understatement”

Writer’s Insight, Q1’18-Indie Publishing Part 1-Covers and Prep (aka editing)

In 2017 after several rejections and the desire to get this novel out there so I can move on to Novel Two, I decided to self-publish my first novel (also the first in a trilogy). For the first 3 months of this year, I’ve been learning about, signing up for, and immersing myself in the technicalContinue reading “Writer’s Insight, Q1’18-Indie Publishing Part 1-Covers and Prep (aka editing)”