WHAT MONTH IS IT? My apologies on getting this up so late. It’s now the end of May, and I feel terrible that I am so behind, but honestly, I’m only just now getting paid for March, and things have been a disaster over here, so you know what? We’re going to just accept that this is the way that things are sometimes, and run with it! Do y’all like the format of these posts? I almost feel like I am dumping too much information that isn’t the right information, so I never really know if this is what everyone

So you’ve written and edited and marketed and published your first novel, and then you get the inevitable question… is there an audiobook for this. It’s a question that seems to pop up almost immediately any time I post about a new book, or even an idea for a book. Is there an audiobook? And of course, your answer will most likely be… Uhhhh… Because the fact is, producing an Audiobook isn’t cheap, it takes time, and it takes resources. But it’s not impossible! So, let’s talk about it. Let’s talk about audiobooks. Let’s talk about your next steps after

So, you’ve written a book, you’ve released it, it’s out into the world, and now… what. Now, what do you do? Now, what do you work on next? How do you continue momentum? How do you bring in more readers? How do you keep up engagement? How do you progress onto the next project? How do you even pick your next project? And how the hell do you pick between passion and profits? Well, let’s break it down. Let’s talk about it. Let’s figure out how to continue success. MARKETING AFTER THE FIRST THIRTY DAYS Thirty days after release, according

I honestly don’t even know how to start this post, so, I guess let’s jump right in.  I walked into 2022 with the… wildest introduction any person could have. Because, in the days leading up to the start of the new year, I had pretty good sales, making about six dollars a day, and I was more than pleased with that. I had outperformed my goal for my first book, I had a solid number of readers, and I had a plan for the new year… and then, a few days before the start of the new year, my book

I’m going to go ahead and start this one with a hard truth. I’ve never been anything but honest with everyone, and so even in the hard moments, when we have to say the things no one wants to hear and no one wants to believe… I try to keep it honest. And with this one, I’m also going to keep it blunt, because will argue about it. Your book will be stolen by pirates and posted online. It does not matter if your book is not in KU. It does not matter if you are careful about who you

It is release day! You made it to the finish line! Your book is out in the world! Now what do you do on this day! Wait! Crap! Welp— Alright, I hope it’s not release day for you, because you have stuff and things you need to do and schedule before release, so like… let’s do those things, but you know, if this is release day for you, congrats! There’s lots for you to do. So, pull up a chair, grab your coffee, take a deep breath, and get ready with your calendar and some post it notes. We’ve got

I am going to say something that is… not a popular statement, but it is a factual one. It’s something that a lot of people forget. It’s something a lot of people want to ignore. But, the fact is, if you are here right now reading this blog, then you are serious about being an author and publishing and succeeding and doing it right, which means, we need to have this conversation. You, as an author, are running a business. This is a business. And you, as an author, are your brand. Your morals, what you stand for, what you

Let’s talk marketing. Now, we’ve talked about social media and graphics and ARC teams, all of which are also marketing, but we haven’t really talked about active vs passive marketing, or how to ride the waves, or even how trad pub glorifies the first 30 days when they’re a lie, or even about the push. So much goes into marketing for an indie, things that you wouldn’t normally think of, and a lot of what I’ve already discussed, things I encourage and recommend, are all a huge part of it, but marketing as a whole… it’s a constant. It’s something

Welp. We survived to the end of the year. Can I believe it? No, of course not, because 2022 was wild and crazy, but we did it, so now, it’s time to start working on some wrap ups! Please note, the 2022 as a whole wrap up won’t be up for another few weeks as I work on some other things and wait for final payouts, but in the meantime, let’s do this… Previous Posts, if you are interested! 2021 Post 2022 Q1 Post 2022 Q2 Post 2022 Q3 Post Also!!! If there’s a statistic or a number or something

Last March, I shared with everyone via my Patreon how I went about journaling, planning my week, and organizing tasks. I also included a video, showed off my various journals, showed off a new planner I had, and had a very color coded and organized system for tackling all of the things I concern myself during the week. If you think I still journal/plan that way, you’re crazy pants. Original Posts: Step 7 : Journaling Step 8 : Social Media Now, part of this is because life is busy. Part of this is because I’ve moved onto different journals. And