• Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Writing World

    Talking About Author Tube

    Some of you may know that I have a YouTube channel. If you didn’t know, Hi, I have a YouTube Channel. Here’s a link. 😛 When I first started making videos, I intended for it to mostly be an extension of this blog, with random videos of other things along the way as the mood struck. I never get sick of talking about writing. Even when I was burned out, I didn’t struggle to keep the blog going. I struggled to talk about my work, for obvious reasons, but I didn’t struggle to talk in general. In fact, I have a huge backlog of posts, so there’s no shortage of…

  • Books,  Happy Dance,  Interviews

    Author Interview: Tonja Drecker!

    GUYS!! I have the one and only amazing Tonja Drecker on the blog today for an interview about her debut middle grade urban fantasy Music Boxes!! It hit the world last week, March 5th, and I’m so excited for her!! So, what is the book about? “I only desire your talent…” Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay’s biggest dream is to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights. When she meets Madame Destinée, the teacher of a top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can’t believe her luck. In exchange, she…

  • Books,  Indie Author Life,  Interviews,  Motivation,  Writing World

    Author Interview: Kristen Martin!

    Hey Guys! Today I have an interview with author Kristen Martin on the blog today. A little bit about Kristen: She lives in Southeast Texas, and she’s the author of THE ALPHA DRIVE Trilogy (YA Dystopian) and the forthcoming SHADOW CROWN Series (YA Dark Fantasy). Information on where to find her on social media and where to find her books are linked below. She also has a YouTube Channel where she talks about writing and publishing and life. What inspired you to start your YouTube channel? KRISTEN: When I decided I was going to get serious about finishing my novel in 2014, I, like every other writer, had certain questions…

  • DIY (Do It Yourself),  Indie Author Life,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    The DIY Publishing Diary: Volume Seven

    Hey, hey! ^_^ A lot of things happened this month! I published a book, I uploaded some videos to YouTube, I got some sleep. 🙂 So, what’s on the topic agenda this week? Marketing. I know everyone says not to stop marketing book one to work on book two, but I don’t know what to do right now. I guess I need to listen to more marketing stuff on my podcasts, but a lot of the things I read say that all marketing efforts are more effective when you have more than one book out, at least as an indie author. I don’t have a ton of reviews or a publishing…

  • Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Writing Journey

    The Low & High of Project Juggling

    As you may or may not know, I’ve been kind of multitasking projects since last October or so. Drafting one, editing one. The first time it wasn’t so bad. I had already done some editing, and I’m a slow starter anyway. This second time has been a little rougher. The good news is that I always have something to work on, which is good for my brain. The less stellar news is that it’s sent my inner editor into overdrive. I mean, we’re friends and everything, but OMG, it’s annoying. By the time I got going good on “Winter’s Siren,” I was so freaking sick of editing NO REST FOR…