In the last two posts you’ve read how I ended up on the carnival ride to authorship, and you learned what I did to prepare myself for the ride. In this final post, I’ll share with you what I’ve learned about promoting a self-published novel.
Here again I knew nothing about what I was doing until I applied my awesomely, nerdy researching skills to reading blog posts and books about the subject. First lesson: There is no shortcut. (A girl can hope though, can’t she?) Second lesson: The process is MUCH harder than I first thought.
Don't misunderstand: I didn’t choose to publish...
Oh My Gosh, What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
The first post in this series revealed how I was driven to the point of writing my own fiction novel - a series of bad reads being the culprit. Now, we’ll fast forward a month or so to where you would likely hear me saying, “What have I gotten myself into?” for probably the hundredth time.
Unfortunately for me I understood I knew nothing about writing, and I also knew the ability wouldn’t miraculously come to me. Being a musician all my life taught me that to be better than the average musician takes more than having a knack for it. I assumed...
Journey to Authorship: Blog Post #1
March 11, 2013
In The Beginning . . . There was This Really Bad Book.
This carnival fun ride I'm clinging to, this journey to authorship I decided I had enough wherewithal to undertake, started on a Saturday afternoon about three years ago, give or take a year. I was struggling through reading yet another poor book purchase, when I heard a voice say, "I could write something better than this." That voice sounded suspiciously like my own, but I knew I would never say something like this, at least not out loud, and once I realized I said those words, I knew...