I can't afford to shell out the hundreds of dollars to a narrator. I have a fear of commitment. I also have little patience, so waiting for weeks on someone to read my story and get back to me is not an option for me. I read a few articles on DIY audiobooks. I was … Continue reading Growing Pains…DIY Audiobook, Tougher Than They Say
I have been writing for only three months now, but I realized that I have learned A LOT in this little amount of time. I have much more to learn, I know. Since the beginning of June, I have published four novelettes, four children's books and two free books for e-mail lists, plus poems and … Continue reading Growing Pains…Rewriting Content in Published Books
I have stated in previous blogs that I published eight books since the beginning of June. Not a great strategy for a brand new writer, but I felt that it was my way of getting noticed. I think I should have spent more time letting them ferment. Let the books sit and let me look … Continue reading Growing Pains…Contemplating a Publisher’s ‘Self-Help’ Course
Non-stop reading, listening to advice, and attempting to implement the tools given for all these months has been a struggle for me. I have done my best. Yesterday I went to my local library and donated all of my books to their collection. A part of me feels I can't afford to do this, another … Continue reading Growing Pains… Gurus Have Issues Too!
I am struggling with what my goal is at the moment. I know I came into this wanting to write books, but now I realize I can't JUST write books. I need to market. This sounds like the same post rewritten over and over. It may be, but that is how the life of a … Continue reading Growing Pains…Getting Rich or Writing Books?
It is a rough feeling when you see you have more books than fans. I am pushing out two books a month, I am on my third month. Sure, I have a pen name for my children's books. That shouldn't matter (I think it does). As an author, I love to write more than market, … Continue reading Growing Pains…I am Growing as a Writer, My Fan Base is Not
As some of you know, I began this journey about two months ago (give or take a week). I struggled so much, I decided to complain about it on a blog. I was so frustrated I was blogging every day. I am beginning to see a lot of things fall in place, slowly. These little … Continue reading Growing Pains…Recognizing How Ignorant You WERE Is a Weird Feeling.
Okay, last night I didn't go to sleep until I finished the cover the way I wanted it. I think I did a pretty fantastic job. I went on to Amazon and what a surprise, it didn't work. Oh well, a few hours go by, and I tweaked it again to get it done. I … Continue reading Growing Pains…My Head is Spinning!
Sure, I had my friend Karol and my mom read ENDLESS pages of my first draft, revisions, and umpteenth revisions of my first and second books. They were helpful and I was grateful. To be honest, I was surprised anyone could read so much of virtually the same work over and over again, let alone … Continue reading Growing Pains…Mistake Number ??? Not Realizing How Willing Your Friends Are There To Help
I just learned how to become an associate and affiliate of a few big named companies. Let me tell you, it sounded so simple. It took me about three hours (not including my internet interruption from the storm) to set it up, and I still could not get it right. I give up on the … Continue reading Growing Pains…Affiliates and Associates?