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?
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 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 have been reading some other sites and blogs the past few days. I have been on a break from marketing. To be honest, I am tired of seeing funds leave my pockets with little return. I decided to just read some blogs and relax. I am on Google+, I have also been ignoring it … Continue reading Growing Pains…Realizing You’re Not the First
I am in the middle of writing my third novella of a series. The first two were easy. The books were very manageable, in fact. This third one...not so much. I have fifteen pages of emotions and development for a story that is solely summing up the other two books. Basically, I have garbage. Don't … Continue reading Writer’s Block? Not Me… Oh Wait!
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!
I am realistic. I will not make money to live on my writing...not right away. Hopefully one day. I am learning quick, and I will learn more. Until I find the right formula, I need to do what I can.