Category Archives: Self publishing

The business side of writing: the important of having a plan

When you first start writing, it’s easy to “pants” your career just as you would pants your way through writing. But as you publish more and more books and new opportunities come your way, a little “plotting” can keep you … Continue reading

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A week in the crazy life of an author, part 3

Writing takes precedence over everything. My daily writing goal is 1,500 words per day, six days a week. I always strive to do more, and often I do.  On the seventh day, I write my blogs for the week. However, … Continue reading

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A week in the crazy life of an author, part 2

Writing takes precedence over everything. My daily writing goal is 1,500 words per day, six days a week. I always strive to do more, and often I do.  On the seventh day, I write my blogs for the week. However, … Continue reading

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A week in the crazy life of an author, part 1

Writing takes precedence over everything. My daily writing goal is 1,500 words per day, six days a week. I always strive to do more, and often I do.  On the seventh day, I write my blogs for the week. However, … Continue reading

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Snippets of wisdom and encouragement for authors…

Recently I finished reading The The Indie Author Power Pack: How to Write, Publish, and Market Your Book (nonfiction) by David Gaughran, Joanna Penn, Sean Penn, Johnny B. Truant. All three books in the boxed set offered tips and advice, and I highlighted … Continue reading

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What the Chinese dragon reveals about Kindle Unlimited, Amazon books sales, rankings…

  This is a screenshot taken on January 22, 2015 of my Amazon dashboard showing sales for Unexpected Consequences, a 3-year-old book for sale on Amazon. The shape reminded me of a Chinese dragon, but beyond that, it illustrates some interesting tidbits about … Continue reading

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2014 in review: a year of change and growth

I’ll remember 2014 as the year of change, growth, and new ventures. After celebrating my five-year “authorversary,” commemorating my first publishing contract—I went rogue and plunged into self-publishing. I tried many new things, both with my writing, but also my promotional efforts. … Continue reading

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Coming up in 2015 I’ll have some great new releases: the next Rod and Cane Society domestic discipline novella, Reasonable Doubts; a brand new fantasy/sci-fi romance, Goddess’s Curse, a hot new erotica short, and probably Rod and Cane 6! Plus contests … Continue reading

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Don’t take it personally…it’s just business

“Don’t take it personally–it’s business.” If you’re an author or an aspiring one, you’ve heard that phrase a time or two. It is said to console an author whose work has received a rejection or criticism by a publisher or … Continue reading

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Self-publishing…decisions, decision, decisions

If you’re considering going indie, many decisions need to be made. I worried about the process, the how-to, but after releasing my first self-published title (Unexpected Consequences) and preparing for the second (Breeder 3: Warrior), I discovered it wasn’t  the … Continue reading

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