Dealing with Deadlines

One of the biggest obstacles I face as a writer is deadlines. I am the Queen of Procrastination. Not only that, but I have an unrealistic view concerning the laws of time. Somehow, I feel that a destination I know good and well is thirty minutes away will somehow miraculously only take me ten minutes to get there.

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The Business of Books

A writer wears many hats. And these days, whether an indie or traditionally published author, one of those hats is business person. While an indie author takes on most or all business responsibilities, traditionally published authors at minimum are expected to do their fair share of marketing and publicity. 

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The Social Media Platform

It is no secret that social media plays a huge part in getting your books into the hands of readers. But sometimes navigating the space, figuring out which outlets works best for you, and finding your audience can seem like an overwhelming task. For me, it has been a "start from scratch" kind of project. I'm not a big social media kind of girl. Before my conscious effort to try and build an audience, I had a personal Facebook account

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All Those Books

I start pre-orders for both book titles in a few days. This was a step I didn't take the last time. There is some debate on whether pre-orders help indie and self-published authors. So, I decided this would be part of an experiment for me and I will share what I learn as I go along. 
There are a few ways for a self-published author to do pre-orders and a lot of information about it.

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Building Community

I cannot express the importance of finding a writing community, especially if you are going the indie/self-published route. There are so many ways you can build your community. If you have a flexible schedule, enjoy being in groups, and meeting new people, try a writing club. They are everywhere! I'm from a small town and can find three or

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Pathway to Published

I am about 60 days away from releasing Keepers of the Flame and the Keeper's Code. I attempted a launch last year with Order of the Firstborn. Because I didn't have the all the information I needed, there were several mistakes made.

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