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!
Writers are notorious for giving their work away. "Sign up for my newsletter and receive a free book!" "My book is on Instafreebie!" "Every first book to all my series is permafree." We hand out novellas and short stories like candy. We tweet poems. There is so much free content you could drown in words. … Continue reading Why Buy the Cow When You Get the Milk for Free? Or Something Like That.
I beta read and I edit for my friends. When I beta read, sometimes that turns into light editing—I’ll point out typos, etc., if/when I find them, and I think the authors appreciate that. Sometimes I get asked to do a full edit, and sometimes the author isn’t clear, and I end up doing a … Continue reading Making Time to Beta Read and/or Edit
There’s a lot of talk in the publishing/writing community about what to write. Ask anyone, and the unanimous answer will be, “Write what you love and worry about the rest later.” And that’s okay; definitely write what you love because if you’re not, it will show in your writing. If you don’t love it, no … Continue reading You’ve Written Your Book. Now What?
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I was listening to a podcast today--I know, shocker. I listen to them all the time, and it sure makes scooping the kitty litter a little more tolerable. Anyway, so the two hosts went through their usual, what are you working on, what are you working on? And the male host (I won't say who it … Continue reading When Should You Redo a Book?