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)”

Writer’s Insight, October: Copyright Permissions

While I appreciate and respect laws, especially copyright laws, I don’t know everything about them. That’s most writers, unless you’re also in the legal field.  The most that I’ve learned about the law I’ve learned from re-runs of Law and Order and Drop Dead Diva (which, FYI, did an episode about copyright infringement with a “50 Shades”-like novel).Continue reading “Writer’s Insight, October: Copyright Permissions”

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 contestContinue reading “Writer’s Insight, August: Starting Over Doesn’t Mean Looking Backward”

Something new (aka Why Am I Scared?) – Your input needed

Readers, I need your help. I’m feeling a build up of apprehension and anxiety today. It’s stupid; I have no idea why. I’ve decided to do 2 things (well, completely decided 1, and almost decided 1): I’m going to move my website to here. (That’s completely decided. It’s just daunting the volume of work I’ll needContinue reading “Something new (aka Why Am I Scared?) – Your input needed”

Book Advertising $: Where to spend them? (Part 1-Facebook)

Facebook Ads Since Smashwords is having their “Read an EBook” week this week, I thought I would coincide that with my book giveaway. (so there can be an extra week of free!) I saw a Smashwords post on FB, and thought, why not share and boost an ad post on FB? At least they giveContinue reading “Book Advertising $: Where to spend them? (Part 1-Facebook)”