This is likely to be a long post so grab a cuppa and settle in. First things first - I'm doing 11 months instead of 12 because Ink Bound doesn't go live until August, which puts it at the 13 month mark. So I figured I'd do 11 months. Some Stats: Books published during… Continue reading Publishing Urban Fantasy For 11 Months – Lessons Learnt & All That Good Stuff.
As this is mental health month, I'm going to talk some about the lingering effects of the abusive men in my life. I think the title makes it clear, but just to make absolutely sure no one gets a horrible shock reading this: I'll be talking about mental, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse and the… Continue reading (Mental Health Month) The Lingering Effects Of Abuse.
You’re all aware that I suffer from depression. This is a reminder that as much as it may feel it, we’re not alone in this. If the darkness closes in, don’t be scared to reach out.
Unfortunately, too many creatives end up taking their own lives. Each time it happens, it’s a sad reminder that many artists, including authors, battle mental health issues and that the act of writing is a solitary one. Many, many wonderful people have harmed themselves because they believe…
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A story/series bible is an absolute godsend. In short, it's where you keep all of your essential information so you don't have consistency errors. This becomes more difficult and important the more books you write in one series or world. As I'm writing in a huge fantasy kitchen sink world (lovingly referred to as the… Continue reading Making A Story/Series Bible In Scrivener.
I'm going on hiatus from this blog. I feel like I've covered all of the useful content that I'm interested in, at least for the moment. So I've put together a list of the posts that I feel will be most useful to any indie authors that find themselves here. Creating A Story/Series Bible in… Continue reading Useful Posts Directory.
I hate the 30 day cliffs. Oh yes unfortunately there are more than one of them. The 30 day cliff is where your earnings (and rank) drop off a cliff at the 30 day mark. That's 30 days after the release of your book. My earnings halved with the Infernal Hunt books at… Continue reading Beating The 30 Day Cliff.
Last weekend (April 1st - 2nd) I participated in a huge author promotion with Stolen Ink. There were over 150 authors, each with a speculative fiction book priced at 99c. Everyone involved linked people to a page which was just the covers of each book. No blurb, just the covers. That was a fantastic… Continue reading The Difference A New Blurb Makes.