Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Tag Archives: self-publishing

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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Wrap It Up With a Bow

Book covers are the wrapping on your book. A cover is the first thing about your book that a potential reader will see, and it can make or break their decision to choose your novel over another. Designing a cover is an art form in and of itself. It takes a special person to be …

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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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Where to start?

As many of you know, I have been deep into the editing phase of my second novel since January. Over the last week, I completed the formatting phase. 😊 Over the last few years, I have been asked how you do it. How do you start with a blank page and end up with a …

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Birthday Week! The Big Five-Oh!

This is it! The Big Five-Oh arrives this week! There will be celebrations. There will be wine. And as a gift to myself, there will be the cover reveal for my second novel! Coming July 2018!!

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Who Needs a Theme Song?!

Earlier this week, a good friend who is one of my beta readers for Book #2, told me I need a theme song. Something to inspire me and pump me up when I am feeling like I am struggling, when I am floating in a sea of self-doubt. In other words, daily… 🙂 She sent …

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Finding What You Didn’t Lose

I admit it. I sometimes find myself in some deep ruts that I can’t seem to claw my way out of. I get caught up in all the day-to-day detritus and lose track of what I want to accomplish. My writing takes a backseat to, well, everything else in the world. Sometimes this happens because …

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The Tingle of Magic

Two months ago, I pulled out the manuscript for Book #2. I hadn’t looked at it in over five years. It was time to dust it off and start with the revisions. I like to think that if I let my stories languish on a shelf or thumb drive, marinating for a number of years, they …

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