BTS030, Frustrations with Publishing Wide, Trying Something New, and Dealing with Negative Feedback | March Author Diary Update, Part Two

BTS030, Frustrations with Publishing Wide, Trying Something New, and Dealing with Negative Feedback | March Author Diary Update, Part Two

Coming up in part two of the author diary episode for March, I will discuss my frustrations with publishing wide, trying something new, and dealing with negative feedback. And, I also share what that means for my James Lalonde series.

Novel or Novella: Have You Set the Right Word Count for Your First Novel?

Novel or Novella: Have You Set the Right Word Count for Your First Novel?

As a first time writer, it can be all too easy to shoot for the stars and create a long and complex story that ends up reaching well over 100,000 words. This long story usually takes several years to write and even longer to revise before you hand it over to an editor. You convince yourself that this is the way things are and it usually takes a long time to write your first novel. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. Yes, you’ve read that correctly your first piece of fiction doesn’t have to take you many years to write.

Are You Setting the Right Book Marketing Goal as a New Author?

Are You Setting the Right Book Marketing Goal as a New Author?

So, you’ve been clicking refresh on your book sales report page, as the minute’s tick by a simple account practice has become a form of torture. When you imaged the launch of your first book, you didn’t imagine struggling to make sales. You imagined the opposite scenario. If this is something you can relate too then, I have an important question for you. Are you setting the right book marketing goal as a new author?

How to Know If You’re a Writer

How to Know If You’re a Writer

You’ve probably just read the title of this post, ‘how to know if you’re a writer’ and thought, ‘she’s reading my mind.’ I swear to you, I’m not a mind reader. This has got to be the most frequently asked question among aspiring authors and writers. Everyone at some point with this issue of self-doubt. We fear that there are a set of prerequisites and we’re going to fall short. So, how do you know if you’re a writer? If you’ve ever found yourself asking that question, then this blog post is for you.

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