Catching Fireflies

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Let Fear Fuel You or Let It Swing You By The Tail

Here’s a little Thursday Throwback for everyone on this journey called Life! It may be focused on my self-publishing journey, but it speaks to any path that is new and scares you. Since this post, I have published two books. The second one came a little easier because I now know the process and have …

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Embracing Imperfection, or the Mondayest Wednesday ever

I have been off from my day job for a week. As I write this, I am trying to talk myself off the ledge. As I sat here trying to embrace the last few hours of quiet peace that comes from getting away from the daily grind, my mind started to panic over how much …

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Will I Ever Learn?

I have a hard time saying no. I admit it. I hate to think I am passing up a new challenge or a chance to learn. This seems to be a theme for me… While I may not be learning to say no (too many things intrigue me!), I am learning to not answer the …

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Be My Guest!

One of the fun things about being a member of the blogosphere is being asked to do a guest post. 🙂 Here is a post that I wrote that appeared on my editor’s blog on Monday. You should check out her blog over at Change It Up Editing! Tons of great information about creating your …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Monday’s are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I wanted to share a little something that made me smile.

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Which Button Do I Push?

Before you run off and upload your masterpiece to a distribution channel, you need to get an ISBN number and barcode for your print version. While ebooks don’t require ISBN numbers, I have always attached one to both the kIndle and other ebook versions. Some platforms allow you to purchase these through them. However, I …

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Formatting For the Fun of It!

As an indie author, I find myself trying to save money where I can. Realistically, it could take years to make back what an editor and cover designer can cost. Still, I have zero regrets about reaching out to experts to help get my project polished! Back with the first novel, I found myself looking …

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So Then What?

Ok, so you manage to get a first draft completed. Now what? Well, first of all, hug a loved one and pour a glass of wine! The world is full of some-day-writers. As in “some day I’ll write a novel.” Very few of us ever actually sit down and do it. So celebrate this great …

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