An Author: What’s It Like?

“Oh, you’re an author? Are you rich yet?” I have  been asked this question–in jest, of course. I don’t think anyone actually expects me to make millions of dollars off of my writing endeavors. I’m not saying I wouldn’t be happy to do so, but I am saying that it’s not likely. You see, forContinue reading “An Author: What’s It Like?”

The Eve of the Storm

I confess myself nervous. Not the “I’ve robbed a bank and the cops are going to find me” nervous. Also not the “I can’t sleep because Christmas!” nervous. I’m somewhere in between. Tomorrow, November 8th, my second book will be sent out into the wild. The Coming Storm will officially become real. I mean, real forContinue reading “The Eve of the Storm”

My First Book Signing

This weekend, I had the pleasure of being part of the local library’s Local Author Open House. I’m still very new at the whole author game, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The TL:DR version is, I met some really nice people (both authors and readers), and I learned some things about personalContinue reading “My First Book Signing”

3am Musings

For some reason, I’m awake at 3am, That might be because I went to bed at 8:30. Don’t judge me! It has occurred to me that The Coming Storm’s early release (at the Local Author Open House) is just six days away. In six days, my second baby will be sent out into the world forContinue reading “3am Musings”

Here’s What You Should Do…

Writing advice. It’s everywhere. Literally,  you could wake up, roll over, and find yourself sinking in a quagmire of do’s and don’ts. You stumble, bleary-eyed, to the fridge and open it. It’s full of writing advice. What’s on the TV? The news, and it’s all terrible. But, after that, writing advice. How do all ofContinue reading “Here’s What You Should Do…”

NanoWri…Mo or Less

This is probably going to be an unpopular opinion, but I’m not a huge fan of NanoWriMo. I don’t dislike it, but I’m close. I will most likely never participate in it, and I’m going to try to explain myself. Understand that I speak for nobody but myself, and I am certainly not disparaging those whoContinue reading “NanoWri…Mo or Less”

The Hype Machine

I am terrible at naming things in books. I agonize for a long time until I come up with something passable. But this post isn’t about that. It’s about something I’m even worse at than naming things: Marketing/self-promotion. Seriously. Trying to get myself and my book out there is hard. It takes a lot of time andContinue reading “The Hype Machine”

Hurry Up And Wait

The Coming Storm is, well, coming. It’s on the horizon, but that horizon is probably a couple months away yet. It’s currently going through the rock tumbler, then the car wash, then it’ll hopefully be shiny enough to be released into the wild! Believe me, I’ve learned my lesson and I’m not going to rushContinue reading “Hurry Up And Wait”