We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost. -Henry Rollins August sucked. I'm so freaking glad it's September I can barely see straight. I know that technically it's still summertime. It feels like summertime outside...though we did have a glorious "False Fall" a week or two … Continue reading September, Finally
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
Wake Up. We’ve Got Work To Do.
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?” -Ernest Hemingway Hello there, you beautiful person you. Last week I gave a little insight as to what it was like when I quit my job. This week, as I mentioned, I am going to talk a little about what … Continue reading Wake Up. We’ve Got Work To Do.
Oh, crap. I quit my job. Now I’m a full-time author.
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on … Continue reading Oh, crap. I quit my job. Now I’m a full-time author.
Good morning/afternoon/evening! I had considered continuing on with last week's blog post and talking about showing vs. telling, but there are probably 3.7 million blogs and YouTube videos that can carry you through without the superfluous opinion of yours truly. Instead, I thought I'd air some dirty laundry. It's all fair game today. Strap in. … Continue reading Dirty Laundry
Tell v. Show
I hope you all forgave my absence. Just a short run down of what has been happening in my life: Two weeks ago I received a text message from my mom that she'd had to call an ambulance for my dad. This is, sadly, something I am used to. He's had health problems for my … Continue reading Tell v. Show
Helpful Nonfiction for Writers
I am my own muse; I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better. -Frida Kahlo Earlier today I tweeted a little about my Sunday: So yesterday was kinda crazy. We redecorated our bedroom and since it’s more spring-like than wintery in SC, we did our spring cleaning. But I … Continue reading Helpful Nonfiction for Writers
Romance Tropes I Love And Some I…Don’t
Hello, loves. It's the week of Valentine's Day, so of course I have to do an obligatory romance-centric post! Though I do not write romance, I do occasionally read romance, and I watch romantic movies, and over the years I've come to really, really love some common tropes and despise others. Aren't All Tropes Bad? Um, no. … Continue reading Romance Tropes I Love And Some I…Don’t
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