• DIY (Do It Yourself),  Editing,  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Writing Journey

    The DIY Publishing Diary: Volume Three

    Volume One and Volume Two Other Volumes Linked Below Diary: MONTH THREE Did not do much, I have to say. I did poke at the work-in-progress some, but mostly I wrapped myself in a blanket and binged on Netflix and Hulu. Somewhere in here I got my line edits in the old inbox. In typically me fashion, I skimmed over my notes and thought, “No problem. Piece of cake.” 😂 I’m clearly a comedian in disguise. Of course, now that it’s over, I’m like, “I could do that again.” LOL! Diary: WEEK SEVENTEEN Finished up line edits this week. I would like to declare that I’m going to pace myself…

  • DIY (Do It Yourself),  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Tips,  Writing Journey

    The DIY Publishing Diary: Volume Two

    Diary: WEEK FIVE The productivity high wore off this week, leaving me feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and like I hadn’t learned anything over the past month. This is when I decided to stop adding new things to read and do and just work with what I already had. This didn’t include articles, but it did include new books and webinars – I could always read more stuff later. Now, I really needed some sleep, and I really wanted to catch up on the few shows I watch. I kept up with Youtube, which was great, but I do like watching TV, too. This week, I also did beta edits on my…

  • DIY (Do It Yourself),  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Novels,  Writing Buddies,  Writing Journey

    The DIY Publishing Diary: Volume One

    Wassup, peeples! ^_^ So, it’s really happening! “No Rest for the Wicked” has a publication date of May 10, 2017! 😆 I was going to wait until fall, but it’s like, everything is on schedule to be done by March, so…why wait? Then I can put my next book out in the fall. 🙂 Two weeks ago, I mentioned an unnamed project that started all of this. That project is a book of mostly dark & whimsical poetry. And in fact, the poetry book is why I rearranged the menu bar last month. The goal is to get this out by January 2018 or sooner, but that will depend on how…

  • DIY (Do It Yourself),  Facts of Life,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    Official Announcement Time ^_^

    Since I’m cataloging my writing journey here on The Narcissistic Rose, today I’m going to make an announcement about such journey. ^_^ It happened on a Friday. September 9th, 2016. I was going about my day (as people do), and an idea for a project just hit me, it would seem, quite suddenly and out of nowhere. Not a novel project – a smaller project. I wanted to publish it myself, and I was so insanely excited. I can’t really even explain why I wanted to go the indie route with this, other than a wild seed of some kind must have been planted in my head some time ago, because plants…

  • Announcements,  DIY (Do It Yourself),  Facts of Life,  Fun

    Get Yer Mini Makeover On

    My HVAC unit, which had been dying for nearly two years, finally played out earlier this month. So whilst I was melting (in nearly 90 degree indoor weather) and waiting for a tech to come over and tell me it had finally died and then waiting some more for another tech to come over and fix it (same day THANK GOD), I sludged over to the old blog did a bit ‘o remodeling! Can ya tell? Can ya, huh? Fine. I’ll tell you. 🙂 Firstly, I did an overhaul on all the fonts. Not a drastic change, but I was ready to look at something else. Secondly, I’ve replaced the…