Ah, Yoda. Sage advice as always. So today, or in the past week or so, I have come to a decision. I'd been wrestling with the will-I or won't-I when it comes to traditionally publishing my next book/series or self-publishing it/them (whatever I do for the first one I'm kinda locked in for all the … Continue reading Control, You Must Learn Control.
Ok short one today. I've been away for a big, haven't been posting weekly and I want to, life has just not been cooperating... For the past four months I have been working diligently toward a career change and in the past few weeks it's all started coming together. It looks like it may happen now...which four … Continue reading And Then Life Gets In The Way
So I think I missed my weekly scheduled blog last week. As I seem to mention in every blog post, I've been busy writing, working and life-ing. This week's excuse is due mostly to the writing aspect taking up my time, which frankly is a good thing. Over the last two weeks, while I've not … Continue reading On & On
So I'm late to post this week, it's been a crazy week between record-setting snow storms where I live, family and job stuff...I just haven't had time. But as my life goes on so do the query letters I emailed out about two weeks ago. They've been marinating in literary agents mailboxes and are just … Continue reading Rejection, it happens.
So this week I'm going to talk briefly about querying, a subject that sends many an author running in fear. Yes, querying sucks. Yes, writing query letters and synopses suck. But it's the only way into the world of traditional publishing if that's what you're going for. Full disclosure, I self published my first two … Continue reading So It Begins…
Happy Real Author Day everyone! What? You've never heard of Real Author Day aka RAD? It's my favorite holiday that happens several days a year! I can't believe you've never heard of it? *Checks notes* Oh right, I made it up. Well that fact aside, RAD days (yes I know that I'm just repeating "day" … Continue reading Real Author Day!
Obligatory Tommy Boy Video So for this weeks blog entry, I will be speaking about one of the major downsides of going the self publishing route: the sales. If you decide to go with a self publishing option, it's all on you baby. You are it. You are the publisher and the marketer. Its up … Continue reading Why I Suck As A Salesman
So I missed my deadline for this week, today is Thursday not Tuesday, but here I am so it still counts. Anyway, I haven't had much time to write as of late. Between work being crazy busy, life being crazy busy, winter, snow, sickness and a thousand other things going on in my life, I … Continue reading Music & Writing
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both." -Frost Today I stand a kind of crossroads for what I'm going to do next. All things considered, I find myself in a pretty good place. I have finished writing my third book and I'm on my last round of editing … Continue reading Fork in the Road
I got an email from Nick Stephenson who's blog (mailer?) I get weekly or sometimes more frequently and the most recent topic was how do you do both: writing and life. (By the way, I haven't paid for Nick's services nor do I plan on doing it, but he does have some good tips in … Continue reading How Do You “Do Both?”