When we're starting out in a field we know nothing about, we start to look to those who know more than we do for their expertise. For indie authors, this often means taking to social media in order to find advice from more seasoned professionals in the field. In her book, How To Make A… Continue reading 3 Attitudes To Look For In A Writing Mentor – The Anxious Author
Last week's Anxious Author post, 3 Rookie Mistakes New Authors Make, touched on a few uncomfortable truths that many newcomers face when deciding to self-publish. Uncomfortable truths aren't fun and in the beginning, they're difficult to swallow. Unfortunately, as with any industry, self-publishing isn't going to be a smooth ride for anyone. Hurdles appear that… Continue reading 3 Things You Need Before Self-Publishing – The Anxious Author
We all start out as rookies in everything we do, whether it's our careers, hobbies, or even life in general. There's no shame in starting out not knowing a thing about what we're doing, but if we want to succeed, we need to pay attention to the mistakes we make. Not only to rectify them,… Continue reading 3 Rookie Mistakes New Authors Make – The Anxious Author
Last week, I finished the first draft of book two in my upcoming series, The Rogue Valkyrie Series. Urban fantasy romance, valkyrie-vampire slow burn, and I hope it's as fun to read as it is to write! This is a huge milestone for me, and I might have mentioned why before now. Valkyrie Awakened is… Continue reading What Do You Mean Being An Author Isn’t All About Writing?
The next stage of completing a book in record time is the most time-consuming process: editing. It sounds like a doddle before you start, especially if you have some confidence in your writing skills. Rest assured, by the time you're finished editing, that confidence will be half the size, if not smaller. It's the natural… Continue reading The Editing Process Has Begun