Tag: self publishing

  • (Don’t) Say that again – Dealing with overused words

    I’m on the hunt. My manuscript was overrun with the nasty little boogers and it’s taking precious writing time to stop and cull them from the herd. You know what I’m talking about, though they go by many different names: crutch words, filter words, overused words, tired words, lazy words, needless words, filler words, repetitive […]

  • Self Pub Book Covers – A Review

    Every book needs a great cover. It’s one of the most important decisions you will make, and indie authors have a fair number of options available. The process for my current book, Rise of the Draman, took an unexpected turn and I ended up using a pre-made cover from SelfPubBookCovers. Let me tell you how […]

  • W.I.P. = Weary, Impossible, Provoked

    It’s no surprise I am still working on Rise of the Draman, though I REALLY want to get it finished! Why does every project take longer than I estimate?? Can’t I just write and ignore everything else? It’s not all doom and gloom, as I am making significant progress – even squeezing in the holidays […]

  • Every Author Needs A Sounding Board

    A great story begins with a fertile imagination, but developing that terrific idea into an equally terrific book involves a whole lot more. Perhaps your story lacks a whiz-bang ending or there’s an embarrassing hole in the plot. Maybe you’ve plotted yourself into a corner and can’t see a way out. Possibly, you wonder if […]


    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! Sunday, October 13 is Indie Author Day – something well worth celebrating! While I have a great deal of respect for authors who choose the traditional publishing route, it requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and tenacity to land a book […]

  • My 2019 Publishing Anniversary

    On August 14th, 2017 I launched my first five books. Green, uncertain, excited, and overconfident, I made myself the promise to give this writing thing two years. Time’s up! The desire to throw in the towel is strong, and I came very close to quitting. Being an indie author takes more time, money, and skill […]

  • Weekly Roundup: Remembering 2018

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! While it’s certainly true I didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to in 2018, it was still a good year! Below are some of the highlights, both personally and as an author. Author Stuff: In April I published my first paranormal, wolf-shifter novel […]

  • Weekly Roundup 12-26-18 Having Fun With Obsolete Words

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! The English language has a boatload of obsolete words we rarely or never use, and I find it interesting to get reacquainted with some every now and then. Writers, take note of these gems and look for ways to put them back […]

  • Weekly Roundup 12-19-18 Becoming a Full Time Author

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! Some months ago I saved a post entitled “What It Takes To Go Full-Time As An Indie Author”. Unfortunately, the post is now “marked private by the owner” so I can’t tell you who wrote it. The writer claims to be making […]

  • Weekly Roundup 12-5-18 Reference Material for Romance Writers

    Weekly Roundup is an update on what’s going on in my world. Welcome! I prefer to get my news online and like to save articles which might help my writing, be it general information or new story ideas. Back in June I was intrigued by this one: “Sixteen Hot Spots on a Man’s Body You […]

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