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Marketing & Platform Building, Publishing Tips & Topics, Using & Surviving Social Media

Time: The Thing You Need Most to Succeed (But Which No One Gives You)


Here’s a dirty little secret about publishing, whether you choose traditional, indie, or self-publishing: You need time in order to become successful. There, I said it. No matter how much people want to believe in the “overnight” success model, the truth is that you’re more likely to be hit by lightning. Even the books we …

Productivity & Time Management, Random Generalizations & Observations, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Back to School: “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Years ago, there was a hilarious Staples ad for back to school shopping. Set to the Christmas carol, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” it featured a dad frolicking joyfully through the aisles as the kids looked on in misery. That commercial still tickles me to this day. Since I don’t have kids, you …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, News, Updates & Happenings

Weekly News Update & Reading List 02/24/17

Weekly News 02/24/17

The big news this week is that Book 3 of the Threads of the Moirae series is done and dusted. I’ve sent it off to Clean Teen Publishing and if there are no major revisions needed, I’ll soon have a publication date for you. Yay! Now I can relax for all of five minutes and …

Marketing & Platform Building, Using & Surviving Social Media

What To Do When You Are Utterly Sick of Yourself

Sick of yourself

Last week, I posted about how this year I was going to get back to basics and write more, market/promote less. Part of that resolution stems from frustration at having so little time to write anymore (and how pointless constant marketing seems in the grand scheme of things), and some of it stems from a …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Using & Surviving Social Media, Writing Tips & Career Advice

2017 Writing Resolution: Get Back to Basics

Basic resolution

In year’s past, I’ve done a general New Year’s resolution post. These are things and ideas that anyone can use to boost their writing career, or simply get more enjoyment/productivity out of their writing. If that’s what you’re looking for, visit that link because this post isn’t like that.  This year, I wanted to write …