I’m the kind of author who sets personal goals and I’ll keep crazy hours and drive myself into the ground to reach those goals. HOWEVER. Ask anyone who’s really close to me, and they’ll tell you that there’s this mysterious LULL I always experience immediately after I launch a book into the world. Here’s what I tend to do in… Read More
Today I’m ruminating a bit on the author life… Author life in today’s internet-saturated era has unprecedented highs and lows. Authors get immediate feedback on books, from more readers than ever before. It’s a wonderful thing, reaching more readers–but it does come with a price tag. If you ask anyone who knows me well, they’ll tell you I have mentioned… Read More
I know that’s a weird status right after a book launch…and don’t fear, I’m not talking about a BROWN recluse spider! But I’ve learned a few things during this launch. One is this: I have to get serious about writing my next book and stop focusing on marketing. This is hard for me, because I like interacting with people, guest… Read More
Whew! We’ve whizzed through the basics here…from getting your manuscript ready to locking in early readers to marketing strategies, I know it’s been a whirlwind. I’m going to conclude the series with the final steps in getting your book-baby wrapped up in its tidy package and out the door. 1) I recommend a set launch date. I think I’ve mentioned this… Read More
Hi there my peeps! Just wanted to fill you in on our website, Married…with Fiction, that’s launching April first. And there is a little sneaky peek of one of the hand-crafted gifts going in Jennifer Major’s Canadian gift-basket!
Taken around the time I wrote my first novel, five years ago. Dude, time for a discouraging, yet very honest, post. For nearly five years, I’ve checked my e-mails daily, hoping for a word from an agent…and then from a publisher. Sometimes I think I’m going to be certifiable at the end of this experience. I’ve wrestled with grief. I’ve… Read More