There really is a lot to consider, and can be disappointing when you fall in love with the perfect pen name, only to discover that it wouldn’t serve your brand well.
It’s not enough to receive a great review. I need to know that the reviewing source carries weight in the world of all things author life.
I published my first book – now what? I ask myself this question quite often, and the answer is always the same: publish more books! It sounds so easy, right? I mean, I have lots of book ideas, characters defined, and a strategically crafted foundation to launch from. Again, so easy, right? No, it is…… Continue reading I Published My First Book – Now What?
I am a creative with a day job, and work on self-promotion a little at a time, depending on when I get a few free minutes to enter “the zone.”
I hate knowing that people I love (and I do love each and every reader) have been touched by the ugliness as I have. Every text, private message, or public post has pierced my heart in that knowing.
What I came to realize is that names are irrelevant. Identifying my friends and family members would detract from my story, and it is my story.
In my first attempts at writing the description for “Girl on the Right: Memoir of a Life Upside Down,” I did that thing most authors do: I shared it with 20 people I know and trust. I often refer to writers as “feedback whores,” which may or may not be pleasing, but true nonetheless.