Starting out in any new business or career is difficult. As a teacher, you are assigned a cooperating teacher for two semesters before you graduate or receive your certification. You work with one teacher twice a week during your practicum semester. The student teacher moves on to working daily with the cooperating teacher before becoming a … Continue reading Growing Pains…Following Experienced Authors/Bloggers is Crucial
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
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?
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.
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!