The slow uphill journey of writing a book, the clicking of the keys reminds me of the click-clacking on the track of an exciting roller coaster. Our minds are racing. Our bodies are shaking with every click, every tap. We are at the top of the hill, the typing (manuscript) is done.
I'm looking through my emails, and I see a notification asking me to review a book on publishing. Did I even read that book? I can't remember. No, really, I can't. The cover looks great. It seems like a quick read. Maybe if I have some time tonight and my eyes are not spinning from … Continue reading Growing Pains…I Read WHAT Book?
Impatience, I never learn. I created a website for merchandise based on my children's book characters, I created a standing site for an email list that will giveaway a secret story ( I am in the process of creating the illustrations, ugh), and I updated information on a few of my social media accounts ( … Continue reading Growing Pains… Children’s Book Blues
I thought this would be cake. Boy, was I wrong. I thought I would be slick by taking the techniques from South Park and cutting the heads off my characters, using the same backgrounds multiple times, only creating a few different body parts. Nope, that was only half the battle. I LOVE to paint and … Continue reading Growing Pains…Children’s Books? Yeah, They’re Tough To Format!
I was skeptical at first, but I gave it a shot. So far so good. I am learning some exciting tips and putting a few of them to (hopefully) good use. I will share some of what I have learned in the past two days. The speaker in my virtual seminar today discussed keywords for … Continue reading Growing Pains…Virtual Seminars
That might be the reason why I am creating a new genre. The new genre is no pressure. It is similar to the 'fun with no pressure' attitude I had almost two months ago. I am giving myself a pseudonym. Robby Ellie will be writing my children's books. I don't want parents confusing my novellas and my children's books. I can't imagine a parent buying "Wendy's Song" for their five-year-old and reading about drugs, rape, and a fatal car accident. I highly doubt they'll ever buy another one of my books about a little girl that is friends with a monkey.
I tend to wake up in the middle of the night and have epiphanies. Oh my goodness...YES! My character should do this! Wow, that line would be PERFECT for my poem. I am in the midst of a children's book. I am attempting my own illustrations. Afterall, I should put my BA in FA to … Continue reading Growing Pains… Forgetting My Ideas
I have only been at this writing game for a little over a month. The beginning of August will make it two months. I am a very impatient woman. I have a massive ego that has been put in its place since I began this adventure. This is a valuable thing, I'm not going to … Continue reading Growing Pains…Paitience IS a Virtue!
I have been doing my best to write blogs, write on my simplesite.com account, and write my story for the third book in my series. In my eyes, nothing is up to par. I erase it all. This is why I have not been posting anything the past week. I feel blocked by something. Typically, … Continue reading Growing Pains… Everything I Write I Erase
I have mentioned that I no longer have interest in marketing at this moment. I realize that the best marketing is writing more books and continuing with my blogs. I believe this will be cheaper and more efficient. First of all, I am learning so much right now. The most important lesson I have learned … Continue reading Growing Pains…Rerouting My Thought Process & Learning My Craft