A funny thing happened when I received notification that Kindle Press had selected me for a publishing contract: I had little obvious reaction. My husband was joyous. I felt like I’d suffered a kind of shock, and it took nearly a week for that feeling to completely dissipate. That happened when I woke in the… Continue reading Thoughts on NOT self-publishing
Titles and covers and blurbs, oh my!
I did not intend to blog only once last month. September just disappeared while I was busy writing. If you’re a self-publisher trying to do it all yourself, like me, maybe you’ll relate to my current predicament. Actually, even if you have a team who decides on the title, cover, and back cover copy for your books,… Continue reading Titles and covers and blurbs, oh my!
My salad days, when I was green in judgment . . .
Research the origin of the phrase "salad days" and you'll discover, especially in the U.S., it's currently used to mean being at the peak of one's abilities. That's not how I'm using it. I use it as did William Shakespeare when he coined it in 1606. "My salad days, When I was green in judgment… Continue reading My salad days, when I was green in judgment . . .
My Month of No Writing
My self-imposed hiatus from writing is over. I needed to take a break because I’d just published another novel and wanted to get caught up on things I’d neglected while working on that book. I stepped away from the keyboard, did some housework, and started reading again. So did I cheat by writing? Well, I… Continue reading My Month of No Writing
Finding the way back
I wrote my last blog post thirty days ago. Thanks to all who commented on that post and wished me happy holidays. I did have a wonderful family Christmas and New Year’s, ending with a pleasant weekend in the Sierra Nevada where I saw snow falling for the first time in several years. And yes,… Continue reading Finding the way back