Find Your Own Way

In today’s information age, there is advice every freaking where.  Heck, sometimes it seems like you can’t walk across a room without tripping over advice.  Bullet points of the “correct” way to do things.  Top 10 lists.  YouTubers and bloggers and Instagrammers. There are times when advice isn’t such a bad thing.  When you’re starting […]

Why I Decided To Make My Ebooks Exclusive With Amazon (For Now)

Here’s another post discussing what I’m doing publishing-wise and why I’m doing it, for those who care. Which, granted, aren’t that many of you, but hey. As before, this discussion is set in a woodland clearing I rented for the occasion and is attended by a variety of woodland creatures who are all prospective indie […]

Why I Probably Should Have Had More Than One Book Ready Before I Published

As I mentioned in a prior blog post, I’ve had a number of people ask me about independent / self publishing.  I decided to write more posts about what I’m doing regarding said publishing, why I’m doing it, and what I’m doing wrong in the hopes it may help others.  This is one of those […]

The Importance Of A Production Schedule

Although I love the holiday season, I’m a HUGE fan of January 1st.  That’s when the new year stretches out before us unsullied by our footsteps. What will happen in 2017?  What will we accomplish? Anything is possible. But, as with everything else, possibilities only become realities if we actually do the work to make […]

Getting New Covers (and New Cover Reveals!)

One of the first things you hear when you start going the independent author route is that you need to get professional covers for your books.  You hear things like:  “Don’t try to do it yourself!” and “A bad cover can kill a book!” So, of course, I tried to do my book covers myself. […]

Finding an Objective

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to December. Soon it’s going to be 2017!  Yeesh. I always get somewhat introspective at the end of the year, thinking about where I’ve been and where I’m going.  Because of who I am, I also beat myself up for not making as much progress as I think I should […]