You may think self-publishing is the easy option. No Way! Even if you have an editor, there is still a chance you will make mistakes. Check out mine and don’t make them! Always make sure any links you add are correct. Believe it or not, I checked my cover pages in a very OCD manner,… Read More The Pitfalls Of Publishing A Book
I’m so sorry it’s been a while since I posted something meaningful. Unfortunately my gorgeous Dad died a couple of weeks ago and everything has been a biz crazy. The release date for Wishful Thinking had already been set. I know he would have been proud of me, and maybe he is, who knows… I… Read More Why I Made The Leap And Published
Yes, I am on track! For the first time in my life I am taking charge of myself to ensure that everything stays on track. I have signed off on the artwork now and my novel will be back from my editor in it’s final state in two weeks. Oh my, this is really it…..… Read More Re-Writes – Launch On Track
I’ve been getting a lot of messages from people confused about what a literary agent is. An agent is someone who represents you as a writer and who will approach publishers for you on your behalf. They take a cut of any sales you make as does the publisher. You will sign a contract and… Read More Literary Agents V’s Publicists
I’ve thought about writing something straight. I have lots of ideas but I’ve always convinced myself that it’s just not in me. That was until I got another rejection that asked me to make my manuscript straighter and re-submit it. Although this was hugely encouraging because they like my story and my writing in general… Read More Another Way
I really should wait before I announce my really awesome ideas, at least until I know if they actually are as awesome as I think they are…. I started submitting my book to literary agents a few weeks ago. Perhaps a little bit tentatively to be honest. I say to myself that it has to… Read More Monumental Decision Ditched With Agent Feedback
Okay, so if you follow my Facebook page then you’ll know what I’m about to say. I can’t even say I’ve thought long and hard about this because I rarely do that about anything. For me, it’s all about what hits me in the moment. The difference these days is that I take some time… Read More Monumental Decisions And Other Crazy Stuff
You know the saying ‘The kettle never boils when you look at it’ well it does but it seems to take forever doesn’t it? That’s how I look at agent submissions. Thanks to Susan Blakely for asking the question that prompted this post. This is how I approach submitting my work: Take the time to… Read More Don’t Watch A Boiling Kettle
Seriously, this was me a couple of years ago. I was sure I’d be awesome at storytelling because I write every day for a living and everyone was always saying how great I was at it….. So I sat down one day and started to write. I really had no idea of plot, characters, voice… Read More Oh My God I Can’t Write!
Which way do you go? The problem with self-publishing is there’s just so much stuff out there. How do you make your novel stand out? How will anyone ever see it? Will it get lost with all the mediocre fiction clogging up the internet? So many questions…… My Take On Self Publishing I used to… Read More Can You Hold Out For A Deal?