• Closet Mad Scientist,  Editing,  Indie Author Life,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Let’s Talk: Juggling Projects

    Okay. Disclaimer. LOL! After all the bellyaching I did last year about juggling projects and how I burnt myself out and yada, yada, you would think I wouldn’t be about to say what I’m about to say. So, I’m going to try editing and drafting at the same time. I KNOW! But hear me out. LOL! My theory is that juggling projects the way I was last year doesn’t work, because I was trying to edit and draft in the same time slot: at night. So, I was constantly switching back and forth between laser focus and happy drafting mode, which is inarguably and considerably more relaxing and stuff. My…

  • Indie Author Life

    Writing Update & Other Such Stuff

    Hi. πŸ™‚ News time! πŸ˜€ So, I finished the final read through and revisions for WHISPER on Sunday! (waits for cheers to die down) πŸ˜› Here’s what else is going on. For one, I decided to do a Goodreads giveaway and scheduled one in at the $59 price so I can see if it’s worth it. I think it starts the first of March or the third. I don’t know. LOL! Book can be found here if it’s not on your shelf already. Starting March 9th, I’m also doing a month long listing on NetGalley through Xpresso Tours. It’s a co-op thing, where I can list my book under their…

  • Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    Writing & Marketing & Overwhelm

    Last week, I had no less than 75 tabs open across all of my devices. It might go without saying, but I was past the point where this was stressing me out. You might be wondering what all these tabs were. A few were things like my WordPress feed that I leave open every day or tabs I didn’t need open anymore and just forgot to close. Most were publishing and marketing articles, and honestly, the vast majority of them were not even helpful. To minimize future stress, the number of tabs allowed open on my computer going forward is 15, and the max on my mobile devices is 7.…

  • Editing,  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Mechanics,  Writing Journey

    Adventures In Editing

    Every time I’m in the editing cave, I learn something new about myself. This last go around, I’ve learned that I make a lot of mistakes when I write a story super fast. I know right. Who knew that could happen?! πŸ˜› This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – after all, this is what editing rounds are for, to fix stuff. The good thing is that the mistakes were all pretty minor, meaning I didn’t have to do any major restructuring. The other good thing is that they were sticking out pretty bad. The annoying thing is that there were so many of them! Here are some examples: Forgetting that…

  • Editing,  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Work-In-Progress

    Once Upon A Writing Update…

    GUYS! LOL! I’m officially a paid author! ^_^ The first payment came in last week from Smashwords – others to follow. Cue balloons and streamers and stuff. πŸ˜€ I didn’t think I would be this excited, but here I am, being really excited. πŸ˜€ I finally get to claim writing income on my taxes. Haha. So, I have to set my current project aside for a week or so to edit “Winter’s Siren.” I’m excited to read that story again, but I really want to be drafting right now. I hate being interrupted while I’m drafting, which is kind of becoming the norm of late. But I need to get…