Dear Indie | Fonts, Vectors, & Scams, Oh…snap!

Hi Indies! I’m back, and I have links! In my last post, I touched base on some of the issues we DIY’ers face when working with a small budget and little-to-no experience. Formatting an eBook, which has “Floating Text” vs. formatting a paperback with “Fixed Text” is not only different, but sometimes it can beContinue reading “Dear Indie | Fonts, Vectors, & Scams, Oh…snap!”

Dear Indie | Book Formatting: More Error than Trial

First, Happy Free to Consume as Much Chocolate as You Want Without Feeling Guilty About It Day! ❤ I mean, why else do we celebrate it, really? 😛 Hi Indies! Long time, no post. I’ve been up to no good this past week, which has given me a ton of new resources and info toContinue reading “Dear Indie | Book Formatting: More Error than Trial”

Dear Indies ♥ Synopsis vs Blurb

Happy Saturday Indies! I know this isn’t the article I promised to post next for Dear Indie, but when inspiration strikes… Many aspiring writers will put in hours of research on the book publishing industry and still get surprised with things they weren’t expecting. The whole Synopsis vs Blurb is one of them. What isContinue reading “Dear Indies ♥ Synopsis vs Blurb”

#HappyNewYear2017!

Dear Indies, Bloggers, Readers and Friends: This is a virtual toast to express my wishes for you in the coming New Year. Maybe, 2016 was unkind, frustrating or held regrets for you–I hope not. I hope looking back, you will find more joys, moments of gratitude, or achievements to celebrate than anything else. In 2016,Continue reading “#HappyNewYear2017!”

Dear Indie ♥ New Resource Post

So… October 7th was my 3 year Blogaversary with WordPress. They went out of their way to get me a trophy badge and I not only failed to get them anything – again – but completely spaced on the date. I think this might be how divorces happen, I’m not sure. Of course, I’m surprisedContinue reading “Dear Indie ♥ New Resource Post”

Dear Indie ♥ A Journey in Self-Publishing

Do you believe in paying it forward?  When you find something that knocks down hurdles for you, do you automatically share it with others who are struggling with the same obstacles in their life?  Good, me too! That’s why I’ve decided that at least once a week, I’m going to try to post something helpfulContinue reading “Dear Indie ♥ A Journey in Self-Publishing”

The Nerve to Succeed

I confess, I’m floundering.  I’m very happy to announce that I finished the book I was working on (Yay!) It turned out to be a collection of 3 short novellas, instead.  But, as soon as I handed it over to my beta readers, my Muse made a beeline for the door and is now MIA.Continue reading “The Nerve to Succeed”

The Downside of Blogging

Recently, I’ve been looking around at magazines to possibly submit my poems and/or chapter series.  Only, I’m learning that I can’t.  Admittedly, I’ve kept myself in the dark, by not researching enough when it comes to the ever-changing rules of publishing – And I guess I failed to recognize that anything I post on myContinue reading “The Downside of Blogging”