Midnight Oil

Another night, come and gone Another night vanquished by day Another night I’ll never get back The clock is mocking me I’m staring at the freeway of my mind, a pretzel of overpasses, underpasses, onramps, exits. They crisscross, intersect, disconnect. Is it an excuse or a condition? Just pick one. Pick a lane and don’tContinue reading “Midnight Oil”

Dear Indie | Kindle Vella, Anyone?

Hi Indies! I normally don’t jump on new trends—still not on TikTok or BookTok despite the rave reviews. I’m just lazy as sh*t when it comes to apps and social media, and especially social media apps. 😉 But I have to admit that I just started publishing my first serial on Kindle Vella to giveContinue reading “Dear Indie | Kindle Vella, Anyone?”

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”

Confessions of a Hybrid Author | WTF?

Stop spending money on marketing. Seriously, put your credit card down and back away from the computer, this is not a drill. Confession Time: I’ve written a couple of books that you’ve never seen or heard about because I don’t have them linked to any of my social media accounts, nor do I have themContinue reading “Confessions of a Hybrid Author | WTF?”

Dear Indie | Genre Trends

Hi Indies! Have you ever noticed that whenever a certain genre niche gets popular, the market is suddenly inundated with a ton of similar books? Secret Baby trend hits big and – BOOM – 100,000 new secret baby books hit the market overnight. WTF? Were all those authors actually sitting on a finished book, justContinue reading “Dear Indie | Genre Trends”

A Day With My Muse

As I’m watching the calendar zip toward the end of the year, I’m really feeling the pressure, and all of my 2019 goals slip right through my fingers. It’s not that I haven’t been writing, I’ve just been writing everything except the books I had planned to finish before the end of the year. DisciplineContinue reading “A Day With My Muse”

My Preciousss

How big is it? Will it ever see the light of day? Do you feel worthy enough to be its creator? How long are you going to hoard it all to yourself in the dank caverns of your ‘unfinished’ works like Gollum and his precious ring? Writers, I’m talking about that ONE story that’s beenContinue reading “My Preciousss”

#WordCountWednesday

Okay, here’s to my DIY 30 Day Challenge. Last week I mentioned that I was going to focus on one book and get the first draft done in 30 days. My muse was not impressed by my attempts to squash her fickle flightiness, so we’ve come to a small compromise. I’m still only focusing onContinue reading “#WordCountWednesday”

Dragons: How to Train Your Human

Like the title? Two purposes, 1: no getting sued by DreamWorks and 2: It really turns out to be this way.  I know, what is she going on about? Allow me to explain… Some of you already know that my long absence has been due to what I thought was Tendinitis in both my hands.Continue reading “Dragons: How to Train Your Human”