It's week eight of the self-publishing process, and by now, you should be around -- or even slightly past -- the midpoint of your novel. If not, don't panic. You haven't finalized your release date yet, so it's okay if you end up moving things around a little. Still, you'll want to make sure that all of your social media outlets are up and running before you set your release date to help build hype and to give you a sense for the community you'll be joining.
Week 7: Explore Outlets for Feedback
When it comes to self and indie publishing -- especially if you're doing all the design work on your own -- it's important to find sources of unbiased feedback wherever you can. And it's never too early to started searching!
Week 5: Writing, Roadblocks, and Where to Go from Here . . .
This is week 5 of the self-publishing process, and at this point, your only duty is to write. Write, write, and write some more. Of course, as COVID-19 has shown us, sometimes unfortunate things can happen while you're working on a project, and those things are often out of your control. So if you're running into some writing roadblocks, read on! #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
Week 2: Start Writing
Your deadlines are set and your calendar is drafted. Now, it's time to start writing! But as daunting as penning a whole novel may seem, there are a few strategies you can use to keep yourself on track.
How to Write and Publish Your First Novel: Blog Series, Coming Soon!
Now that Pieces of Pink is officially out, it's safe to say that I've learned a lot about independent publishing in a very short amount of time. From LLCs to Photoshop and InDesign, there are so many road blocks that spring up along the way -- especially for your first novel -- and it can be really helpful to have a clear-cut guideline to get you moving in the right direction.
Pieces of Pink: Pre-Orders Available!
On March 8th, my first novel officially hits the Amazon shelves. But today, you can pre-order your paperback or Kindle copy!
Back up Everything but the Kitchen Sink: A Cautionary Tale
As a common courtesy to my fellow creatives: Always back up your computer before you make a big change . . . and always double-check to make sure that the backup was successful.
Why Do We Love Dystopian Fiction?
In the past few decades, dystopian fiction has taken the literary world by storm. From classics, like A Clockwork Orange and The Handmaid's Tale, right up to YA fiction phenomenons, like The Hunger Games and The Divergent Series, stories of how the world could end up have become a massive source of interest for both readers and writers.
Sneak Peak of Debut Novel: Pieces of Pink
On March 8th, 2020, I will be releasing my first novel, "Pieces of Pink," and I am absolutely ecstatic. I've been living with this project for a while now, and with the end in sight, I think it's finally time to let you know exactly what kind of book you're in for.
3 Writing Prompts for When You’re Snowed In
Here in the Finger Lakes, the snowflakes are flying, the lake is freezing, the geese are freaking out, and we are snowed in.