I've had an interesting summer so far. Here are some of the highlights: Don't fight with CreateSpace. I didn't have the knowledge to bend CreateSpace to my will. This doesn't mean that I never will, but I had to back down on things I wanted in favor of time and simplicity. Does that mean I … Continue reading Things I Learned So Far This Summer About Writing:
Monday I received my proofs from CreateSpace. For the past week I've been going through the first one (Novellas 1 - 3) editing them, looking for typos, and checking formatting. It's taking a long time, and today I resubmitted the first one again. I found some typos (probably not all of them, but c'est la … Continue reading CreateSpace Adventures Continue
There is a lot to consider when writing and publishing a series. I wrote a novella series called Summer Secrets. The collection consists of six novellas—the shortest being 25,000 words, the longest 32,000. I wrote them one right after the next without a break. The novellas each feature a couple and they are chronological—the next … Continue reading What to Think About When Writing and Publishing a Series
I work in a call center typing for the deaf. There are lots of them out there, so I don't think I'm going to out my work location. If you put together where I live with what I do and zero in on me, then you have way too much time on your hands and … Continue reading The Right Attitude to Move On
Publishing your own books isn't easy. After you write it and pay to have it edited, or self-edit the best you can, you still have to format the insides, write front and back matter, write the blurb, and design the cover. And after you've managed to do that, you still have to submit it, and … Continue reading Adventures with CreateSpace
This is going to be a touchy post. Not uncomfortable touchy-feely like your creepy neighbor, more touchy-feely like you'll probably get mad. At me, at my thoughts about the indie-publishing industry, whatever. Indie writers are famous (infamous?) for not liking being told what to do. They don't like being told to write every day, they don't like … Continue reading Which Came First? The Chicken or the Egg?
Probably the best advice I can give you about publishing is not to rush. I’ve always promoted doing as much as you can yourself—especially since your first book is pretty much a loss until you write more and have more books available for purchase. When it’s when it’s your only book available, you’ll never get … Continue reading Don’t Rush to Publish!