Tag: publishing

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 …

Publishing Tips & Topics, Random Generalizations & Observations, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Writing, Publishing, and Anxiety


It’s no great secret that I’ve lived with depression and anxiety pretty much since I hit adolescence. I’ve spent an awful lot of time and money looking for the “fix,” but of course there really isn’t one. Especially not for someone who is so sensitive to drugs that almost anything that might help is more …

Publishing Tips & Topics, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Don’t Be an Aspiring Writer

Aspiring Writer

Few things aggravate me more than the phrase, “aspiring writer.” I don’t like it when someone else refers to a writer in that way, but I get really riled up when a writer refers to herself that way. To me it’s pretty simple: Are you writing on a regular basis? Then you’re a writer. But …

Publishing Tips & Topics, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Writing is a Craft, Publishing is a Circus

Circus Tent

I wish I could remember where I read this quote but, alas, it is lost to me. Even a Google search couldn’t help me. Just know that I didn’t say, “Writing is a craft, publishing is a circus,” and I apologize to whomever did say it that I cannot credit you. Anyway, while I might …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Freelance Writing Advice

Library Haul & Reading List 06/24/16

Library Haul & Reading List 06/24/16

Someone asked the other day why I post these book lists as “lists” instead of reviewing the books that I read. It’s a good question and here’s the answer. I’m not good at writing book reviews. Sure, I write board game reviews all the time over on iSlaytheDragon.com, but books are different. I guess, to …