Self-Publishing

The Thing About Professionalism

Okay, so I’m sure you’ve all read about the author meltdown that was all over the internet yesterday.  Suffice to say this woman has ruined her career and if she does want to publish, will have to go under a different name.  It’s a shame because a reaction like hers where she tells commenters not […]

The Battle of Who Could Care Less

The other day I put up a link to one of my posts in a writers group I’m in.  Everyone was pretty into it and then I got one comment calling into question my reasons for self-publishing.  It wasn’t offensive, but the person felt strongly that traditional was the way to go.  I responded, making […]

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 […]

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 […]