Posted in May 2012

Reliving the first draft…

When the glow of accomplishment that comes from typing out those last few words of a novel fades away, the task of first stage editing comes barreling down the to-do list, aimed straight for you.  It can’t be avoided, and the longer you put it off the less you can get accomplished.  After all, the novel isn’t … Continue reading


Rumour has it…

I spend a lot of my time (way too much, probably) checking out what other indie authors are up to.  I read their blogs, catch up on their status updates on Facebook, re-tweet their tweets on Twitter, and so forth.  It is all part of this learning curve that is self-publishing.  We are all still … Continue reading

Stress, chaos, and a tribute!

So I’ve seen this topic flying around on Facebook and blogs lately, and I wonder if there’s just something in the air right now because it feels like EVERYONE is more stressed out than usual!  And I can fully attest to the fact that yes, I am definitely more stressed out than normal this week.  … Continue reading

How do you know you have a bad book cover?

You never get a second chance to make your first impression.  Or, at least, that’s what my dad always told me.  And he may just be a landscaper/businessman, but his advice applies to just about anything.  Think of something, anything, out there that’s being sold.  Be it a Hollywood movie, a stapler, a cell phone, … Continue reading

Creating characters…my favorite part!

I don’t know about you, but pretty much my favorite part of writing is creating the characters for my story.  I just love having the basic concept of a story in mind, and letting characters evolve and find their place, earning personality traits, odd quirks, a unique history…they find themselves settling in beside the other characters, forging … Continue reading

Preparing for KDP Select Days!

On this, the eve of my second KDP promotion, I feel the urge to both impart some wisdom and hopefully receive some.  As all of you indie authors who have taken advantage of Amazon’s KDP program know, they let you promote your ebook for free for five days (separate or together, however you choose to … Continue reading

You gotta love FREE ebooks!!

Alright guys, I’m writing to announce that BREATH OF AIR (first of the Dryad Quartet) will be FREE tomorrow, and for tomorrow only.  Yep, free.  It just doesn’t get much better than free ebooks, right? 😀 “Capri’s story of love and loss draws you in and you can’t put it down.” -S. Pemberton “Breath of … Continue reading