Category Archives: publishing

Being Blamed When It’s Not Your Fault

Kid: Teacher, would you punish me for something I didn’t do? Teacher: Of course not. I would never punish you for something you didn’t do. Kid: Good, because I didn’t do my homework. So, I start this post with this … Continue reading

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Library Seminar a Success

I had a great time over the weekend hosting a self-publishing seminar at the New Carrollton (MD) library branch. We had a great turnout of about 50 people, who were all really interested in self-publishing. I gave away two  proof … Continue reading

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Come Check Me Out in College Park or New Carrollton, if You’re Local

UPDATED: College Park event rescheduled due to weather.  For anyone who is local,  I’ll be hosting a seminar, along with my friend Jim Brown, on how folks can self-publish. The seminar should be very informative, and it’s FREE. Ooh la … Continue reading

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Writing Production Comes with Ebbs and Flows

So, happy Tuesday to you! We’re just shy of three weeks into the new year and I’ve been trying to maintain my word count goal for the year of 1,500 words a day. I am slightly ahead of target (33,830 … Continue reading

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A Book Trailer or Life First

Happy Hump Day to you! A quick post today. It’s been a busy week for me personally because I’m volunteering a couple of days this week for my children’s book fair at school, and they were both home from school … Continue reading

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Writing is soooo hard; the lie that won’t go away

Since we’re now a few days into November and NaNoWriMo is underway for those who chose to partake, I thought I’d write a post that’s been itching to get out for a while. It involves my flare up of hostility … Continue reading

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Third Life Preview, Princesses and Zombies

It’s been a busy week for me. I had to report for jury duty on Monday (really, the jury pool; I did not get selected for a trial), but it just threw off my entire week and I didn’t post … Continue reading

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Let’s Help Amazon Get This Right

I woke up this morning to an email from Amazon sent to self published authors asking them to email Hachette and ask they lower their prices. The letter had some organizational problems (the call to action was buried at the end of … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to Life First: A Year’s Worth of Publishing Lessons

It’s a month late and a dollar short, but happy anniversary (or is it a birthday?) to Life First, which published June 16 of last year. It hardly seems like it’s been a year, but it definitely has.  So, what … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on Choices, Wealth and Publishing

If you have a print copy of any of the self-published editions of the WOOL series, you may have noticed something strange on page 99 of each book. Doesn’t matter which book in the series, they all have as the page … Continue reading

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