"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." -Sir Edmund Hillary “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.” -Andy Rooney "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." -John Muir Happy Tuesday, people! Sometimes a single … Continue reading Trails and Trials
Indie Author Marketing Still Sucks…Pt 1.
"Nobody counts the ads you run; they only remember the impression you make." -Bill Bernbach That's a massive title, yes? Let me explain. Two years ago, I wrote a post entitled Marketing Sucks. Guess what? It still does. I stand by pretty much everything in that post, the exception being...is writing a book a remarkable … Continue reading Indie Author Marketing Still Sucks…Pt 1.
The Comparison Game
Comparison can turn friends into adversaries. -Frank Sonnenberg Morning, lovelies! Hopefully you're having a lovely day and great start to your week. I'll be honest, my weekend and my Monday were rough. I had a pretty gnarly headache. Not a migraine, thankfully, but this nagging pain going right across the back of my skull and … Continue reading The Comparison Game
January Goals Review
Good morning and welcome to February! When I was trolling through Canva looking for an image for my review post title card, this one struck me as a far more accurate picture of what working towards goals feels like for me. It's uphill, but with a lot of little plateaus. I climb, I think I've … Continue reading January Goals Review
Happy New Year, my loves! I hope you had the most wonderful holiday season that has ever holidayed. Let's address my title image for a moment: 2018 sucked. It did for me, anyway, and I know it wasn't the best for several of my nearest and dearest. But, in an endeavor not to dwell on … Continue reading Twenty Nineteen
DIY Book Cover Design, pt. 1
If you've been following this blog for a while, you may remember a post of mine from a while back discussing making your own book covers. If not, and you'd like to check it out, here it is. This is going to be a fairly lengthy blog series, and I hope you're in it until … Continue reading DIY Book Cover Design, pt. 1
Gooooooooood morning, everyone. I have some bad news. I have really fallen behind in a lot of my author goals...including writing my post informing you of my failures. I'm not sure if that makes it a double, triple, or quadruple failure...but it's time to face the music. After coming off an incredibly productive second quarter, … Continue reading Q3: Yikes.
What is your motivation for writing?
As someone who is only just beginning to let the "real world" know about my writing endeavors, I'm asked several questions by my nearest and dearest. Among the most frequently asked questions are: So, like, you're trying to write the next 50 Shades, right? Um, no. Not that there is anything wrong with anyone trying to … Continue reading What is your motivation for writing?
Alabama Rain Progress
Happy Thursday, ya'll! ♥ I've been pretty freaking quiet on social media as of late, but I swear it's for a very good reason. Alabama Rain is so close to being ready. SO. FREAKING. CLOSE. The good news is that those who have read advanced copies have had some amazing things to say. For instance: … Continue reading Alabama Rain Progress
Reading for Writers
Happy Monday, folks! I'm still busy wrapping up Alabama Rain, so my wonderfully amazing, gorgeous, and super-talented author friend, Vania Rheault, was gracious enough to provide a guest post about the importance of reading! (Something I bet most of us wish we did more of!) Thanks, Vania!! ♥ Stephen King famously said, “If you … Continue reading Reading for Writers