It’s Been Four Years… And Here’s What I’ve Learned

Yup, this month marks four years of publishing for me. I’ve written for far longer than that but when it came to officially publish my books on a site like Amazon, it’s been four years. I remember making $5 that first month, roughly two books sold given that royalty was about $2.77 per book. AfterContinue reading “It’s Been Four Years… And Here’s What I’ve Learned”

It’s A Tough Business

Writing is a tough business. It’s tough getting the “right” idea on paper and pushing through all the words until the very last one. Tougher when you realize that you can’t just write one book. You need to write the next one (preferably a series), and just get it done. It’s tough to listen toContinue reading “It’s A Tough Business”

Musings Over Coffee: After the Book Launch and Other Thoughts

So I had my book launch for NEED this week and while reality did not meet my unrealistic expectations, the next day was better. Sometimes it’s easier to assume that things happen one way because of something you think you see more of than the things you didn’t see until much later. Sometimes it’s justContinue reading “Musings Over Coffee: After the Book Launch and Other Thoughts”

What Is So Bad About Romance Novels?

I guess when I screenshot this last night, everyone at the offices of Bon Appetit were still tucked in bed, unaware that they’d managed to offend a pretty big (and vocal) group of people. Needless to say, they received quite a number of responses to their tweet and Facebook post, and by morning, the tweetContinue reading “What Is So Bad About Romance Novels?”

Musings Over Sunday Coffee: “the failed novelist”

Years of work and emotional investment wasted, I finally gave up, to save my sanity. But I’m scarred. …I still read, but stick to the classics. I have next to no interest in contemporary fiction and avoid literary debuts by British female writers, which all seem so safe and samey. I’ve a higher tolerance for AmericanContinue reading “Musings Over Sunday Coffee: “the failed novelist””