Hey you, indie author. Throw yourself that party. Get the wine (if you like) and the balloons and the new earrings and ask your friends to come and celebrate. I was lucky enough to be able to have my book launch party at Whitty Books, a small local indie bookshop that specializes in small pressesContinue reading “Hey you, throw yourself a book launch”
I can’t believe my book is actually out and there’s nothing I can do about it. In a good way. Every single step of the indie publishing way there is the opportunity to adjust, make changes, tweak. Add another round of edits. Give it to another beta or sensitivity reader. Proofread a little more. ChangeContinue reading “Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life is out in the world and I can’t do anything about it!”
Read my book for the EIGHTH TIME all the way through and I have to do it TWO MORE TIMES and I LOVE my book but omg it makes me want to type in all caps. I am so glad I wrote a relatively short book, like, for real. Registered my business with the stateContinue reading “Other things I’ve done as an Indie Author that I didn’t know were things.”
Camp Nanowrimo was a huge success for me. I got through my first sloppy draft of a book about lake merfolk and their local friends who have to fight a giant demon octopus that a cult has summoned. Definitely feels on brand and I’ve already sent it to beta readers which is really exciting. AfterContinue reading “So, I wrote another book…”
Applied for and received my very first Library of Congress Control Number Hired a professional hand letterer for my cover Bought 10 freaking ISBNs (so Def committed now) Scheduled a deadline for a copy edits for TWO of my books Created my own publishing imprint Got a headshot Oh yeah AND DID SOME WRITING. SelfContinue reading “Things I’ve done recently as an indie author that I didn’t know were things”
My bestie and I spent a weekend away in a cabin halfway between our cities and without even trying, I wrote 5k words. The relaxation and freedom and friendship fueled my writer energy. And she hyped up my creative work is such sweet ways (think custom cake and matching nail art for “Chronicles of MyContinue reading “On Getaways”
I finished several rounds of edits and now I’m going to let my manuscript rest… Okay, not really. It’s on its way to my editor, but I’m not going to look at it until she sends it back. At least not in a “sit down and make a thousand changes” sort of way. I mightContinue reading “Letting it Rest”
Getting the new year off to a solid start! Got a good thousand words written for my WIP, my book is being read by my beloved Beta readers, and I got a newsletter sign up started! Please take a few seconds to sign up! I promise no spam, just updates about publishing dates and anyContinue reading “Newsletter Sign Ups”
I’m writing this from my bestie’s kitchen counter. Her perfect (and I do mean perfect) dog is asleep on the floor next to me, the sun is shining and I’m starting the editing process in earnest. Last week I made it through my first draft. Each of the major important scenes has been written, theContinue reading “Editing Weekend Away”
I hit the 25k halfway milestone for NaNoWriMo last night and it feels great. What feels even better is that I hired an editor and have a due date for my manuscript! I have ADHD and wasn’t diagnosed until I was an adult, and it took a lot of therapy to get to the pointContinue reading “Momentum & Motivation”
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