Man I’m tired today. Something about getting two hours of sleep, waking up and being awake the rest of the night… then spending all day decluttering the room of an eleven-year-old girl. Some days are just kind of like that. Today, I’m supposed to write about who I want to team up with in order… Continue reading Day 29 – We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Blog Challenge…
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.
Find the venue. Determine whom to contact. Ask for your space.
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.
On the weekend of December 11th-13th, I will be at the Phoenix Festival of the Arts, selling and signing copies of Rising: Book One of the Adept Cycle.
The battle is bigger. The stakes are higher. And the demons demand Release.
Who has time for tea?
It seems ludicrous from way down here on the ground, looking up into the stratosphere and seeing my inspirations floating by on their puffy white clouds of publishing success. Kevin Hearne. Chuck Wendig. Jim Butcher. Neil Gaiman. Why would any of these authors want to read my book and give me a blurb? Up and… Continue reading Day 22 – Dear Role Model, You Wanna Read My Book?
First, some gratuitous self-promotion. LOOK TO YOUR RIGHT! See that link there? Where it says RISING is Coming Soon? It’s a sign-up for publication information on Rising: Book One of the Adept Cycle. SignUpNow! 😀 Now, back to your regularly scheduled blog post…. Yesterday’s discussion centered around publishing. Today, I’m going to talk about marketing.… Continue reading Day 21 – Beyond Belly-Button-Lint-Picker Offers – Marketing Basics
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?