I have been doing a lot of thinking over the last month. In fact, I've got a Word doc on my computer that is basically 2,000 words of me thinking out loud (well, typing), trying to work my way through the quagmire of issues that 2020 seems to have brought to the light. (Which […]Continue reading
The good, the bad, and the thoughtful.
With Bonded Beach out in the world, I'm starting to focus on the next book. The first draft is done, and I'm going to be feeling out for sensitivity readers for it soon - but first, the good and the bad. Bad news first: Hanukkah Miracles will not be released until December. It's a holiday-themed […]Continue reading
Five Ways to Help an Author (Without Writing a Single Word)
It’s kind of a given – if you like a book, the best way to help an author is to write a review of that book in some visible location, such as Amazon or Goodreads. And this is true – readers love reviews that give them an idea of whether or not they’re likely to enjoy […]Continue reading
Making it Look Good (Literally)
One of the things that surprises me most about self-publishing is how much I enjoy all the fiddly bits. I figured I’d enjoy the writing and watching the book take off – I mean, that’s the whole point, isn’t it? – but actually formatting the completed book, adding in all of the front matter and back […]Continue reading
Social Media Frenzy?
Every time I think I have a good handle on time management, I realize I’ve forgotten to include some necessary task. Generally, the task involves cleaning the bathrooms, making dinner, or emptying the cat’s litterbox. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the tasks I’m ignoring – okay, I can think of about a thousand things […]Continue reading
3 Things I Did Right When Self-Publishing – and What I Wish I’d Done Differently
After all, self-publishing is all about taking that first step up a very steep staircase…. I am way too new at the self-publishing game to really write a how-to for anyone looking to do it. After all – I went into it knowing practically nothing about how it worked, except a few key basics. (To wit: […]Continue reading