Thanks for joining us for our second chat of this series. KT and I chatted about beta readers and editing. Enjoy! Vania Margene Rheault You've written Down to Sleep, and it's been slightly edited and with a couple betas. What has been your biggest surprise so far? KT Daxon My biggest surprise so far has … Continue reading Indie-Publishing 411: Chat with Vania and KT–Beta Readers and Editing
Since I've already gotten all my presents from Santa, I'm going to be a little naughty in 2018. I'm going to be decadent, give in to my desires. I'm going to go against everything I've ever preached on this blog. I'm going to genre-hop. I know. I'm sorry. There are so many reasons not to … Continue reading I’m Going to be a Bad, Bad, Girl . . .
There's been a lot of talk lately about writing indie book reviews. You know, it's a kind thing to do, you're giving the book a bump in the Amazon algorithms. You see it everywhere on Twitter: support an author, leave a review. And I'll be honest, when I jumped into the indie world, I read … Continue reading Indie Book Reviews: My Unpopular Opinion
I've been blogging close to nothing these past few weeks. I've been sick, but not like, a flu/head cold/stomach bug thing that wouldn't go away. I've had an infection in the cartilage of my nose, and while the pain has been annoying and uncomfortable, it's been the antibiotics that have made me feel off for … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a lot like . . . Something the Cat Dragged in
"Was" is a nasty, dirty, filthy word, am I right? "Was" means, oh my God, you are writing in the passive voice, and all passive voice must be eradicated from your Work in Progress, or you are going to fall into the fiery depths of writing hell when you die. Indies are told it's bad, … Continue reading Let’s Talk about WAS
When I talk to people about my publishing plans for my next couple of books, people ask me if I’ll ever query and try for a traditionally published deal. I always say, “No, I’m not writing anything queryable right now.” People can take that a lot of different ways, and mostly that sounds like I … Continue reading To Query or Not to Query
I run a Twitter chat called #smutchat. It's geared toward more than just smut, (though I am a romance author and I like to chat about that too, from time to time) and last night we talked about self-publishing. I said I would recap the chat for a few people who couldn't make it, so … Continue reading #SmutChat Self-publishing Topic Recap!