Behind the Scenes

A blog featuring, an exclusive look

at the behind the scenes misadventures,

of a 30-something mystery author.

















The Wonderful World of Writing and Rewriting

The Wonderful World of Writing and Rewriting

On the eve of November 30, 2016, I typed the last few words for my national novel writing month target of 50,000 words for the prequel novel, Silence. Upon the completion of this milestone, I had two manuscripts sitting on my hard drive waiting to be edited. The plan was to take December off, a well-earned break, then dive into the revision and editing process; this was the plan. It was a dream that I had every intention of following.

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NaNoWriMo Adventures and Writing a Prequel Novel

NaNoWriMo Adventures and Writing a Prequel Novel

As I write this, I’m supposed to have a couple of days off to recover from National Novel Writing Month. It was a great idea in theory. As an entrepreneur, I’ve found that I can’t do anything or take time off without thinking about my business, or my next book. A not so great habit I should kick to the kerb.

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What to Expect from my Behind the Scenes Author Blog

What to Expect from my Behind the Scenes Author Blog

I can’t believe I’ve decided to do this nevertheless, I’m excited to announce, I’m adding a second blog on top of all the other things I’m committed to doing as an authorpreneur. For quite some time, I’ve been wrestling with the idea of creating an author website for my fiction books. This would mean having three websites, including a website that I’m no longer using. As I pondered this idea, I couldn’t help thinking, there must be a better way. The results of this pondering lead me to create this behind the scenes blog. So, what is Behind the Scenes? How is it relevant to my book coaching and Indie Authorpreneur Blog? And, what can you expect from this blog?

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I’m Amelia. I’m the author of Suspicion, the first book in the James Lalonde Mystery Series, the host of The Authorpreneur Podcast™️ and the Mystery Novel Nerd Podcast. I help aspiring authors just like you to write and market their books so that they can, create their dream business, build their author platform, and be creatively independent. Right now, I’m editing book two in the James Lalonde Mystery series.

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