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
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!
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!
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
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 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!