Alright, it’s time to start writing. You have an idea, whether it be loose or solid, but you have an idea, and it’s time to put it onto paper. The question is… do you plot? Do you pants? Who are you? What are you doing? I’ll go ahead and spell it out right now – I plot to pants. What do I mean by that? I mean, I plot just enough that, once I’m writing, I can pants it, so long as I loosely stay near the path. If I veer too far off course, I need to stop and

Author Assets Part 1 So you’ve decided to write a book and become a published author! Great! The first thing you’re going to want to do ISN’T start writing. Why?  Did you know that over 3/4 of Americans feel as though they have a book within them? 75%! That’s huge! Three out of every four people you know feel they have a story to tell. How many of them are published? How many people do you think start writing a book that they never finish? Writing a book is lonely stuff! It’s no wonder people struggle to finish. Do you

I fully believe on transparency. I have said a few times now that my budget for self publishing was small, and that I spent money I didn’t need to, and I took risks, but I regret none of it. Here it is. I spent $506 from July through January, releasing my first book at the end of November, and receiving my first royalty check at the end of January. This is how I started. Let me tell you what I did right and what I did wrong, and what I would do if I had a little more money. PO