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!
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.
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 been doing my best to write blogs, write on my simplesite.com account, and write my story for the third book in my series. In my eyes, nothing is up to par. I erase it all. This is why I have not been posting anything the past week. I feel blocked by something. Typically, … Continue reading Growing Pains… Everything I Write I Erase
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 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!