I have been reading and researching many marketing blogs and books this past week. I am trying to 'mix it up,' so to speak. My mind needs to focus on sales, even if my brain has about fifteen ideas for stories. I am slowly learning that I need to stick to my schedule and marketing … Continue reading Growing Pains…Learning from Example, Why Didn’t I Think of That?
Earlier this week I needed to complete some tasks and wrote my to-do list. Here it is: clean up my Gmail account. Find my comments on my account (I know I have them, my phone told me) figure out how to perma free my one book After I published this list, I received a comment … Continue reading Growing Pains…Completing My To-Do List
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
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?