I've participated in NaNoWriMo seven times. I reached the 50K goal every time, but it wasn't easy. Each time was stressful and hard. But I know who I am, and I know that as soon as I sign up for this personal competition, there's no other choice for me but to succeed. I'd tear myself … Continue reading My most memorable NaNoWriMo
Hi everyone! I've joined forces with a few amazing authors to offer you the opportunity to get 16 awesome books for free! My books, BRING ME TO LIFE and GIA, are on the list, along with other great titles in a mix of genres including fantasy, romance, YA fiction and memoir. The catch is that … Continue reading Awesome Book Giveaway!
Hey everyone! I discovered an exciting, new indie author. If you love dark fantasy, Author E.B. Rose will take you on a memorable adventure in Lion Of ZaRall Earthome Book 1. He was more than a bad investment. The last thing Olira wanted was to purchase a purebred slave. A beast solely bred and raised to kill. … Continue reading Lion of ZaRall–a Dark Fantasy Adventure
On September 9, I wrote this tweet: So I'm getting ready to hit the publish button on my second novella. And I'm frozen. What is wrong with me? I received a lot of reaction from this simple and honest tweet. Writer friends understood and offered support and encouragement. Some told me it was a natural … Continue reading Releasing your writing and yourself
I had a good plan for January--a writing plan that I was excited about. After a month of holiday fun and festivities, I was looking forward to getting back to my work as a writer and my writing world. I missed it and needed to feel that rush of productivity. So my plan was … Continue reading Writing plans change
If you're a writer, and especially a published author, you've probably used beta readers. Maybe you've even been one. So how do you choose your readers? I've been a writer since childhood and used to allow only a few special people to read my poetry and short stories. I've always been extremely shy about … Continue reading Choosing your beta readers
If you didn't read my last post, (and chances are good you didn't), you don't know that I promised I would finally publish that long overdue second book within a week. And I did--on the seventh day. I already admitted I'm a procrastinator. 🙂 Technically, it was a bit easier this time since I already … Continue reading See Me…for real
I'm sitting here, writing this post, when I know I should be heading over to Amazon to publish my long-overdue second book. Oh, and before I hopped on here, I checked Twitter for interesting writing articles, laughed at funny cartoons on Facebook and uploaded a new photo on Instagram. I also did three loads … Continue reading My second book is ready to publish–but let me clean the top of the fridge first.
My story with indie publishing isn't much different from probably thousands of others. I've been writing for more years than Amazon has been around. Always had dreams of holding my published book in my hands. Feeling proud. Seeing the proud looks on my family and friend's faces. Oh, the dreams. I won't bore you with … Continue reading I published my first novel last year. So what?