Monthly Archives: December 2014

Some Self-Pub Thoughts

So I’m still a small fish in this whole world of self-publishing.  Others can release a story or two and sell thousands of copies.  Me?  I’m a plugger (anyone else grow up in the 80’s and remember those cartoons?).  I … Continue reading

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Post 500

Months ago this post seemed right around the corner, but now it’s finally arrived.  (I think I deleted a few posts at some point and, well, I just don’t post as much as I did when I started.) I was … Continue reading

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Writing to the Right Length

I think this may be one of the hardest things to master.  It’s not necessarily needed when you first start writing.  When you first start writing, just getting words onto paper in a coherent order that tells a story is … Continue reading

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Pet Peeve of the Day

I feel like I’m turning into some cranky old person who keeps yelling at the young kids to get off the lawn.  But, seriously.  There are just some things that annoy me.  And they seem to motivate me to write … Continue reading

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Must Write

I had such ambitious goals for this month–write close to 100K words and publish about 60K of it.  But I’m sitting here this morning and I’ve done nothing useful.  I’ve been fiddling with my sales tracking reports all morning. The … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Secret Handshake?

Are you one of the cool kids? Are you in? Or do you show that you’re not “one of us” without even realizing it? The above questions are said with a certain amount of tongue-in-cheek side-eye.  I HATE when people … Continue reading

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Think Like A Professional

I try not to bash other writers as much as I possibly can on here, because well…karma.  And class.  And it’s just poor form. But I have to say that something a fellow author did the other day has really … Continue reading

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You Have To Love It

I remember visiting a friend a year ago and seeing on their shelves a book by someone we went to school with.  It was a beautiful hardcover from a top publishing house and my friend said that the author had … Continue reading

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Should You Edit?

If you’re reading this blog post, the short answer to this question is: YES. There are authors out there who’ve been doing this writing thing for a very long time that may be able to get away with writing without … Continue reading

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