Things have changed a lot for me over the past couple years. I went from being a hopeful author with no books published to speak of to being an Amazon best-selling author and making guest appearances on blogs and podcasts. My book Automaton has already given out over seventy copies this month alone (despite having no … More The Myth of The Well-Written Bestseller
I’ve been building quite a bit of recognition lately, and it’s a mixed bag. People have expectations, and I need to be careful to keep my writing quality at its best and to work to keep improving. That makes writing harder since I find myself pushing myself instead of writing for fun. I also have … More What I Learned from Writing Anonymously
I never bothered going out of my way for reviews until very recently. After all, I was using keywords for optimization, and if people liked the books, they would doubtlessly write reviews for them. Right? Who even reads reviews anyway, except for the authors?
The past few months have been insane, but it is good to be back after a longer-than-expected hiatus! I thought setting Automaton up for publication would be the hardest part, formatting it and submitting it to different sites. Yes, it was exhausting, but I didn’t know what else would take the brunt of my time and energy … More 5 Things I Learned by Organizing My Own Book Blog Tour
I’ve been going all out with my latest novel Automaton, and publication is now less than three weeks away! With so much frantic editing, hassled promotions, and submissions to reviewers, it’s finally reached the point where I need to cut down on my other activities to give the book the attention it needs to get an … More Temporary Hiatus Notice
In my earlier review of BookTrack, a free online program that allows writers to put soundtracks together for their books, I allowed for some mixed feelings. While I love the idea and was enthusiastic towards the possibilities, I was met with frustration and disappointment in many areas. But I wasn’t done playing around with it. … More BookTrack Revisited: Updated Review
A few weeks ago, I didn’t even know that there was such a thing as an ebook on pre-order. Ebook publishing has gotten streamlined to the point where the entire publishing process can take under an hour. Upload your files, click a few spots, and your book is available to the masses! Why would you … More Top 3 Reasons to Put Your Ebook on Preorder Status
I’ve been posting a lot about editing lately, and there’s reason for it. I’m overbooked with editing projects–a novel and two children’s books constantly calling for my attention. As such, I’ve been looking for ways to make my editing experience easier, more fun and more efficient. I knew I was doing something right two days … More 5 Sites to Maximize Your Editing