As a book reviewer, I regularly discuss a novel's strengths and weaknesses in a summarized way for the sake of potential readers, but I feel like, if I was an author getting a review, it'd feel like too little, too late. There I'd be, with a published book and a whole bunch of feedback about … Continue reading Announcing Book Coaching!
I give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories and artwork that I want to use my online space, once a week, to share something you might otherwise miss. To see last week's episode, click … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #15: Self-Publishing and Lazy Authors
Lately I’ve been thinking about how soon one should start looking for a publisher. The moment the manuscript is finished? Once the first rewrite is done? When your Beta readers say it’s good enough? Authors have historically run into this dilemma. J. R. R. Tolkien published The Hobbit, then revised it and published it again, … Continue reading The Rush to Publish and Half-Baked Writing
Having recently released “But Kisses Never Hurt Me” as a self-published book, I have been thinking a good deal about the independence this supposedly has granted me. It has, assuredly, allowed me to keep all the rights to the novella and given me freedom to do everything myself, but in that freedom, I find a … Continue reading On Self-Publishing: Thoughts and Reflections