One of the many perks of being an Indie author is having complete creative control over all design, promotional, and marketing elements of your work. Unfortunately, this also means being responsible for writing back cover copy (or BCC if you're hip to the lingo). BCC is exactly what it sounds like: the text that goes… Continue reading Adventures in Writing Back Cover Copy
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Stones and Finger Bones: The Playlist
Okay, so I know a lot of writer's don't listen to music when they work. They find it too distracting. I, on the other hand, get too distracted without music. And when I get "in the zone" the music disappears and leaves only me and the page. Usually I just shuffle through my Pandora stations,… Continue reading Stones and Finger Bones: The Playlist
Greetings, my lovely peeps! Thing have been a little hectic here lately, and I don't have the energy for a useful informative post, so you'll have to settle for a "life update" post instead. Business Item Number 1: I started a new job about 3 weeks ago, which accounts for all the busyness I've been… Continue reading Updates Galore!
80 (Short) Facts About Being an Indie Author (The Full List!)
Informative, depressing...yet inspiring and honest.
What I’ve Learned About Revision (Part 1)
Since Stones is back in the hands of my editor for the third (and maybe final?) time, I figured I would let y'all know what I've learned (if anything) so far, as a first-time indie author. I've titled this "part 1" just in case I think of any more gems of wisdom later on. :)… Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Revision (Part 1)
Author Interview: Kate Sparkes
Today I get the pleasure of hosting Kate Sparkes, the author of Bound, who agreed to let me interview her! In case you missed it, here's the lovely link to Kate's cover reveal, which I participated in at the beginning of June. First, let's start off with some basic information about her debut novel, Bound.… Continue reading Author Interview: Kate Sparkes
One Round Down
After one all-nighter*, a marathon writing weekend, and 4,000 additional words later, I've officially completed one round of edits and returned them to my lovely and patient editor. Yes, I ended up with more words, but filler was still trimmed and the additions are decidedly juicy. Stones was already rather skinny for a fantasy, at… Continue reading One Round Down
I'm drinking the haterade and feeling the pressure!
Cover Reveal: BOUND
Today I have the privilege of helping one of my favorites -- writer and blogger Kate Sparkes -- reveal the cover of her debut YA fantasy novel, Bound. And there was much rejoicing. Yay! I've been lucky enough to read excerpts from this novel and can happily say I can't wait to get my hands… Continue reading Cover Reveal: BOUND
Writer’s Digest Self-Pub Book Awards
Whether you’re a professional writer, a part-time freelancer or a self-starting student, here’s your chance to enter the premier self-published competition exclusively for self-published books. Writer’s Digest hosts the 22nd annual self-published competition–the Annual Self-Published Book Awards. This self-published competition, co-sponsored by Book Marketing Works, LLC and Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc., spotlights today’s… Continue reading Writer’s Digest Self-Pub Book Awards