Indie

My First Taste of Rejection From a Friend

The other day I was having lunch with a friend and I started talking enthusiastically about my writing.  Because I’m self-publishing and we’re boys, he teased me a little about the whole thing.  Then the conversation got a little more serious and he asked me if I thought I had something a “real” publishing house […]

Why I Love Fantasy by Amy Rose Davis

Hi everybody!  It seems February is the month of firsts, last week my first series and today my first guest blogger.  Thanks to Amy for taking a break from her daily posting schedule to stop by.  And without further ado . . . Amy! When Andrew asked me to blog about something genre-specific—something related to […]

Zero Books Sold, But 2010 Was Still Good

I was chatting with my friend Susan Bischoff and she was telling me about the year in review post she was working on.  I’d seen a few of these on other blogs so I asked her if this was the thing to do.  It was and since I want the same success as her I […]

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 […]

Collateral: A Zero to Hero Lesson

When I think about Tom Cruise movies, Top Gun, Jerry Macguire and Rain Man come to mind.  These are all kick ass, but the one that has stuck with me the most is a movie called Collateral.  Tom Cruise is the villain in this one and I’m always into movies where the actor plays a […]

Newb With a Dream

Originally this post was going to be called N00b With a Dream.  I thought it was a cool title.  The spelling was kind of funky and I figured it might entice a reader to check me out.  Since newb and n00b were the same words why not go for the more interesting one? I got […]