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”

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”

Heritage Lost Cover Reveal And Artist Spotlight

Without further ado, I’m happy to share Heritage Lost‘s cover, which features lead character Katya Cassius and the Oneiroi toddler she rescues, Sotiris Sarris. Maria Freed aka MissChibiArtist is the artist behind this beautiful cover. I had the good fortune to meet Maria during last year’s Hall of Heroes Comic Con, which occurs annually inContinue reading “Heritage Lost Cover Reveal And Artist Spotlight”

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”

Staying Uplifted While Querying

The querying process is one of the hardest steps for a writer to face — even more so than the daunting editing process. A finished manuscript, after all, is our baby, and it’s hard to kick your baby out into the cold cruel world. And trust me, it can be a cruel world. I’ve beenContinue reading “Staying Uplifted While Querying”

A writer’s reflections . . .

I’ve buckled down the hatches and have really been polishing up my SciFi manuscript. My printout revisions are complete, my rewrite of chapter one is done, and now all that remains to be done is implementing the printout edits into the electronic master copy. At this rate, I’ll be on schedule to finish and submitContinue reading “A writer’s reflections . . .”

And it begins all over again

Whew, made it through a full week of work post-vacation! Though I got to say, it was painful getting up at 6 a.m. again. But, I need money to feed myself and the kitties, so back to the grind it is. As is the norm, I come back to assignments that didn’t belong to me,Continue reading “And it begins all over again”