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
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
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
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
I was not aware how crazy this could get. When I was just a regular old Jane, I was cautious with my e-mail address. I rarely gave it out. My social media accounts were private, and a declined many 'friends.' Now that I am searching for publicity, I have multiple e-mail accounts, and they are … Continue reading Growing Pains…My Mailbox is INSANE!
This sounds dirtier than it seems. To some, it is dirty. I have one, maybe two pages in my book that contains...mature material. It is not out of nowhere, it is for a good reason, and it is not romantic. I cannot call it romantic. It is gritty, nasty, and dirty sex. For the good … Continue reading Growing Pains…Advertising a Mature Audience Book
I know, it is a part of the self-publishers life, but PLEASE HELP! I am so tired of the marketing full- time, writing part-time and going nowhere. When can I sit back and relax? Watch the money come in? I know the answer. I just don't like the answer. I fell into the trap that … Continue reading Growing Pains… More Marketing? Ugh!