Archive | December 2010

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Christmas Booty

It’s a given in my family that for Christmas, you always get some books.  This year my wife bought me two really awesome books that will help me on my author journey, so I thought I’d share. The first is called We Are Not Alone by Kristen Lamb.  It’s a social media guide geared for […]

Your Karma Check Is In The Mail

I had a different post all lined up for today, but after the amazing response to my last one, “Oh by the way, HERE.” I wanted to follow up. My plan was to spotlight some indie authors in need and hopefully get them a little more notice.  I say a little more because this blog […]

“Oh by the way, HERE.”

I may not have gotten the quote exactly right, but it’s in reference to a favorite Christmas movie of mine, Scrooged.  In case you’ve never seen it, it’s a modern day (which is strange to say now since the movie came out in 1988) version of A Christmas Carol.  My title quote is from the […]

Something Fun Before the Holidays

The past six months have been pretty exciting for me.  I finally made the leap into taking my passion for writing seriously and despite the occasional breakdown, I’m really happy.  So I wanted to do a fun post that went back to what made me want to write.  Reading. About a month ago Susan Bischoff […]

I’m pooped and I’ve just begun

I haven’t been at this self-publishing thing for very long.  I started looking into it back in July or August and have been putting much more effort into building my platform since October.  Mostly I’m on twitter, but now I’ve got the blog here and the ParaYourNormal one I do with Carolyn McCray.  I’m also […]

Luck vs. Good Timing

The other day I read a guest post by Zoe Winters on The Creative Penn that talked about why indie author success isn’t based on luck.  It got me thinking why that word gets tossed around so much. I guess it’s because not many people think writing is hard work.  When a marathon runner wins […]