Self-publishing: What I’d Do Differently

I have previously written about my self-publishing journey: why I opted for this pathway and how I pursued it. Heritage Lost was my first full-length novel release, and as such, there was an immense learning curve that my short story releases couldn’t prepare me for. There are numerous things that I will do differently (asContinue reading “Self-publishing: What I’d Do Differently”

March Recap: Live readings and more

In an attempt to be a more consistent blogger, I plan to start writing recaps at the end of each month on just my general writing progress, release information, and general life things. The Writing At the end of 2019, I’d created a five-year business plan of goals I want to accomplish from 2020-2025. ForContinue reading “March Recap: Live readings and more”

So I self-published: What that journey was like

I self-published my first full-length novel,┬áHeritage Lost, Dec. 6, 2019. Technically, the paperback on Amazon went live in late November after I was overzealous with my clicking . . . oops. It has definitely been a learning experience that was a lot different from my experience of publishing short stories via KDP — for oneContinue reading “So I self-published: What that journey was like”

Announcement: ‘Heritage Lost’ Release Planned For Dec. 6

If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve likely heard me mention my sci-fi novel, Heritage Lost. Admittedly, I’ve held quite a few details close to my chest, but that’s changing now! Having grown tired of brick walls standing in my way, I’m breaking through like the Kool-Aid man — complete with an “Oh, Yeah!” —Continue reading “Announcement: ‘Heritage Lost’ Release Planned For Dec. 6”

Chilling in Limbo

Once again, I kind of dropped off the radar. February was a tough month. I said goodbye to my beloved corgi, Gracie. I also had to undergo a series of medical tests and got, while not horrible, results that I really didn’t want, but with my family history, I knew constant monitoring would be aContinue reading “Chilling in Limbo”

Indie on a Budget: Cover Design

Being an indie author — if you want to do it right — is not cheap. For one thing, your work will need editing, formatting, and a cover. And don’t forget to consider a marketing budget, too! For a complete breakdown of potential costs, I highly recommend Lit Chic’s post, “You’ve Got to Spend MoneyContinue reading “Indie on a Budget: Cover Design”