I think most people have this vision of an author releasing a book and going, AGH that was nice, my work here is done, enjoy world, enjoy! That is so not the case when it comes to indie publishing.
Note that this post first appeared on IR on June 30, 2017. I don’t remember the last time I was on social media where there wasn’t at least someone…
We've all been there, it's the end of the year and you're deciding what goals you want to set for yourself for a fresh start, hooray 2019!
I think many authors take a look at the New Year and says, "okay what's going to be big this year? Vampires again? Women's Fiction? Suspense?"
Social media is like a really bad game of telephone, where you post one thing, and hours later you're sacrificing puppies in your backyard and claiming to be Harry Potter.
The following seven tips can help you create a boundary between "home" and "office" work, as well as help with your time management.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, right? So, why was I applying that to each book release?
There will always be issues with whatever platform you use to create books. Just like there will always be flaws within the traditional system or indie system. Pick your poison, because nothing is 100% perfect.
Trying to do all the things — is the surest way to get none of the things done. I know this well. Because I am a victim of burnout.
It's important to have variety and to make sure, whether you're writing a series or a standalone, that you give your readers what they deserve — a quality, time-consuming, soul altering, reading experience.
I remember it like it was yesterday, sometimes I still have nightmares. I was a fresh faced indie author. My shiny new book hit stores and I was THRILLED. It felt like this major accomplishment, I was up all night refreshing just waiting to see if people would love it as much as I did because that's what reviews were for right?
It's sadness and disappointment that you put your heart and soul into something and for some reason, the world as you see it, rejected that gift.