This applies to all authors, traditionally published, indie or any other type that might be out there. It could just as easily apply in the basic context to all kinds of areas, not just authors, but authors and books are my focus for this list. You would think some of these would be common sense… Continue reading PSA: Do’s And Don’ts Of Supporting Authors
On to the part of the book process that I dislike with a flaming passion. Pretty much begging for help. As a raging introvert that struggles with most any communication, this part is excruciating, but necessary. That said, I do need some help from anyone that is willing to step forward and volunteer to read… Continue reading Looking For Reviewers
Normally I'd say you can't get much better than publishing and releasing a book, but... getting to celebrate 18 years with an awesome man ranks right the hell up there. And for that 18th milestone, that amazing, awesome man got me an upgrade for my camera that I've had for over 10 years. I haven't… Continue reading March Was Good To Me
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I am officially live on Amazon with the Kindle version! Happy Book Birthday to me! Please take a few to check it out. The blurb is below. Even if it isn't a genre you normally read, maybe you have a friend that does and you'd be willing to slide this under their nose. If you… Continue reading An Unexpected Turn: Book Birthday!
When I first looked into the possibility of self-publishing, most all of the steps looked pretty easy. At its base, you write a book then find a platform and hit publish. While you can do it that way, chances are it won't really go that well for you because a few critical steps have most… Continue reading Crazy Self-Publishing Process
Some people are just assholes. If you are a reader and follow authors, especially those in the romance genre, you may have already seen the current uproar regarding blatant plagiarism. If not, I'll summarize. There are apparently people out there, this case is one in particular, but it is apparently not an uncommon thing, that… Continue reading Copyright/Plagiarism
I have officially completed all edits and proofreading corrections on my book. Now I'm just waiting for my cover designer to request my files and get started. I will announce a release date as soon as I have a more solid confirmation as to when this will be ready.
The snow we got the other day was so perfect. It was crazy cold and the snow wasn't heavy and wet, so what fell was full of perfect snow crystals. This is one of several crazy cool shots that show the intricacies of snowflakes. The shot itself isn't perfect, but I adore that snowflake in… Continue reading Beauty In The Details
I am supposed to be working on my last big round of edits. I've managed to get the first half done and was just starting on the second half on Friday when I got a rather distressing text from BG saying that she needs to talk to me about something really important, that she is… Continue reading Crazy Teen Dating Drama Pt. 2 & Laziness
Between working on my edits and dealing with both myself and MC being sick, the last several days have been... fun. The whole not feeling great thing had me taking meds that wouldn't let me sleep. As is so typical for me, my brain simply would NOT shut up in that situation. So, sitting there… Continue reading *Sigh* Again, Muse?!
As has been the pattern since I started my book project, everything is hitting all at once again. I got my final round of edits back from my editor the night before a family outing to celebrate MC's birthday (not on the actual day). I still have the actual day to work on, which means… Continue reading Back to Crazy
I didn't set any reading goals for 2018. Not really. If anything, I wanted to cut back on the amount of books I read because I wanted to make sure I did other things besides just read. Based on my total numbers for the year, I think I did just that. Total Books Read for… Continue reading 2018 Book Totals & A Look Back
I just hit send on my first round of revisions back to my editor! Now I'm back in sit and wait mode for round 2. All in all, I think I'm really pleased with where everything stands. In this process and fixing many of his issues, I fixed all of the areas that I had… Continue reading Edits & Revisions Round 1 Done!
I apparently can't get my head into my book today even though I KNOW I should be finishing up on my edits. Instead, I'm finding way too many distractions in music. Apparently I'm grooving instead of writing today. These are just a few in the current rotation.
I just finished up the final edits from my editor for this round. I still have another full read through I need to do to make sure all my changes work and that I didn't break anything. I'm still feeling a little iffy at the moment because this ended up being such a choppy, broken… Continue reading Book Editing – Revisions Part 1.5
My maple is hanging in there, still full of leaves and color, with the core still being pretty green. I'm expecting that to change rapidly over the next few days with the crazy cold heading our way. One of the things I love about this tree is the range of colors we get from it… Continue reading Hanging In There
I had a nearly three hour call with my editor last week. It was majorly productive, but it left me at a point where I have a LOT of work ahead of me. I'm grateful because I know that this process will make this better when it is all said and done, but... it is… Continue reading Book Editing – Revisions Part 1
Today is insane. I had a nearly 3 hour call with my editor (notes on that to come). Now I have to deal with the aftermath of having a haunted garage for Halloween and still wanting to put the cars in after it is all over (and that is only a small portion of what… Continue reading Aftermath
I am almost always an emotional person first. My initial reactions to things come from an emotional point rather than a logical one. I am also very logical, but that isn't usually the basis for my reactions unless whatever situation is in play isn't an emotional one for me. So, having my initial reaction to… Continue reading Book Editing – Round One
Sorry! No image for this one, just needed to have a little moment. I heard from my editor today and I'll have my first round of feedback and suggested edits ready by the first of next week. So crazy excited right now!