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This post is a little different. I wanted to make a post having to do specifically with my story, so I tweeted several options for people to choose from. They …

I’ve heard from many sources that writers should write every single day. That’s great advice and while difficult to accomplish over the long term, it’s definitely worth striving for, If …

Monthly Wrap-up: Feb-Mar

I just realized it’s been almost 2 months since I started blogging about my independent author journey, and I thought it might be good to take a look back at …

Coffeehouse Love Affair

I still remember the first time I stepped into a coffeehouse. I was just getting a drink to go, so the first thing I noticed was the line. Not quite …

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Music Is Food For The Soul

I think I read that somewhere once but I can’t remember. Anyway, it is true, at least for me. I’ve always relied on music to cheer me up when I’m …

It’s something I tend to do often as I’m not a very patient person. Case in point: I sent my story off to a professional editor before having it beta …

As you may have guessed by the title and my lack of posting the last two weeks, I’ve been struggling with migraines. Again. For anyone who deals with these beasts …

Time is not my boss…

…but it seems like money is. There’s a quote in one of my favorite TV shows, ‘Doctor Who’, that goes, “Time is not the boss of me.” I love that …

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The Start of it all

Have you ever wondered what it takes to self-publish a book? Do you want to write a book but don’t know where to start? Well, that was me several years …