I’m in the process of starting up a brand new company. Our aim is to empower authors to optimize their public relations efforts in order to reach their largest potential audience.
Another NaNoWriMo is in the books. See what I did there? According to the very singular, somewhat myopic, yet completely measurable goal 50,000 words in 30 days, I didn’t finish. However, based on what I accomplished toward my writing business over the month of November, I’ve decided that to call this a loss is akin… Continue reading Winning My Own Way
I’m all kinds of grumptastic today. This was me, leaving for work this morning: The I realized, that’s pretty much me every day going to work anymore. There’s something seriously wrong with this world. Okay, there are a LOT of things wrong with the world, and many of them are way worse than the one… Continue reading One of “Those” Days
Have you ever been in the drive-thru for Starbucks, pulled up and had the barista say, “The car in front of you paid for your coffee. Have a nice day!” Okay, neither have I. I haven’t won the lottery yet, either. Regardless, I know people who have had this happen, and I’ve made it happen… Continue reading Pay It Forward – Author Style
Dear Facebook: I’m smarter than your head-games. Sincerely, Me.
Now… that’s not to say that Facebook, Twitter and other social media engagement isn’t important. It is… in fact, it’s critical.
Building a cohesive and true-to-you fiction platform is hard work that requires forethought and diligence… There are three aspects of building my platform that are central to every action I take: Authenticity, Consistency and Tenacity.
Like any other career – you can’t make it on wishes and dreams. It takes determination, grit and practice.
But unlike most other careers, writing – when you have novels involved – becomes a balancing act.
How often do you look for a specific publishing house image on a spine when you buy a book… especially when you’re downloading said book to your Kindle?
But… When I finish writing a story, or a blog post… or even a particularly good scene… I feel radiant. I feel completely and wholly alive and I bristle with energy.
This is a test. This is only a test. If this were a real cover, it would be a lot more exciting and a lot less… sucktastic. I have a novel written. I have a typesetter, and a publisher and a cover artist… who happen to be one-in-the-same. Courtney over at Ravensong Digital Publishing makes amazing… Continue reading Day 15 – I’ve Got My Cover Covered!