Today's chat we talked about author photos. Lots of people go with the casual photo, even a selfie, on social media, and if that's the image you want to convey, that's fine. But when you publish a book AND WANT TO SELL IT, you're opening a business. I feel like you will be taken more … Continue reading Indie-publishing chat: 411 with Vania and KT–Author photos
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 . . .
The other day, I got into a little spat with a couple people in a Facebook writer's group. Someone announced that they had just published their book. There were a lot of congratulations, but there was one woman who felt the need to edit this person's post. Yes, there was a typo in it. But … Continue reading Competitiveness. Let’s Not Talk About It
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
Last night I canceled my chat. I think there was some surprise, and there was a little disappointment. But I've been running it since April, and while it has been fun and I've made a lot of friends, I think I managed to get all that I could out of it. Let me explain. There … Continue reading Why I Canceled my Twitter Chat
Thanks for participating in #smutchat tonight! Also, thank you for putting up with erratic scheduling this week. I have a friend coming in from out of town next week, and rather than try to work around it, I gambled and changed the dates. I've been busy this week trying to do some editing things for … Continue reading The “What Makes a Best Seller” #SmutChat
Sometimes it’s difficult to plan what you’re going to cook for dinner much less where you want your writing career to be in five years. But whether you are writing for fun and only plan to write one book a year, if that, or you are planning to write and publish maybe as many as … Continue reading Do You Have a Publishing Plan?