Renovations

My husband takes four weeks of vacation and what do I decide to do? What any respectable perfectionist would do–I reorganize. Not just the clean-up type of reorganization either, but the tear-everything-apart-and-toss-out-all-the-junk type. Everything was getting an overhaul–including the website. In fact, I can’t think of anything else that needed a redesign more. Every time I lookedContinue reading “Renovations”

The Loss of Gatekeepers

Many publishers will tell you they are not gatekeepers — at least in the sense of keeping books out. As Rachelle Gardner points out, publishers want to let books in and that makes sense. Unless, of course, you’re one of the authors stranded on the other side of the gate.

Publishing Launch Weekend

It all started Friday. My husband came home early from work just in time for me to grab a quick shower and get dressed for that rarest of events–an evening out with the gals. A small group of us met at a charming Greek restaurant and celebrated. The reason? I’ve written a book!

When it’s More Than a Hobby

I began writing somewhere around the fifth grade. My teacher gave us an assignment to write a letter from one inanimate object to another. I wasn’t the brightest kid in the class and had a tough time understanding what inanimate objects were, but I was excited! It’s the first assignment I really remember and I’mContinue reading “When it’s More Than a Hobby”

Why Do You Buy a Book?

Let me ask that again. Why do you buy a book? Is the cover knock-your-socks-off amazing? Does the copy on the back tease you? Did your best friend from elementary school recommend it? As I delve into this world of self-publishing, I find myself silently asking these questions to everyone I meet.

Title Change

Last week was an exciting week! We celebrated Easter, the kids ate a mountain of candy, my four-year-old son knocked out his two front teeth, and I received feedback from the first of my beta readers. The assessment? He thoroughly enjoyed the book and wants to know when the next one is coming out. WordsContinue reading “Title Change”