• #MondayBlogs,  Craft,  Creativity,  Nanowrimo

    The Schlemeil, Schlamazel Hassenpfeffer Incorporated Method To Nanowrimo (Or How ’80s Pop Culture Can Make You A Better Writer)

    Nanowrimo is National Novel Writing Month. For 30 days in November every year, hundreds of thousands of writers all over the world try to get 50,000 words on paper. In a perfect world, these words would be brilliant and profound. It’s far more likely that the words are a big hot mess. If you are participating, then you know that you only have a week left to get your words in. You Can Do This! If you have 10K or less to do by November 30, this is manageable. If you have much more than that, do the best you can. Walk in grace and go easy on yourself. And…

  • #SellingMySoul,  Marketing

    Marketing The Next Novel (Or #SellingMySoul)

    In 2015, I plan on self-publishing my third novel, Soulless Creatures.  And this time, I want to do it right. In 2012, when I published my first book, Falling For Your Madness, I didn’t know what I was doing and despite that, I was successful in ways I had never anticipated. You can read that story here.  When I published my next book in 2013, The Truth About The Sky,  I assumed that my success would be repeated if I did exactly what I did for FFYM. Did it? Not so much. In fact, the sales and response was woefully disappointing. Yeah, that stung a little. So with the next book, Soulless Creatures, I…