I want to be honest about my writing journey because it's part of the entire picture and has definitely been influenced by my depression. I also don't want to pretend and leave out parts of the story as it really defeats the purpose. And really if you go back far enough in my blog posts … Continue reading What kept me from properly launching my book?
As I strive to be more consistent in my blogging, I'd also like to address book marketing dos and don'ts and what I've experienced. One thing I've done that I sort of regret is a book launch party. I reached out to bloggers, media, friends and family. I even posted invites in coffee shops and … Continue reading Book Marketing: Dos and Don’ts
Wow. So it's been a while. About 3 months to be more exact. Here's a short recap: In October, I printed/ordered books with Amazon CreateSpace with the intention of selling to friends and sending to local media. However after printing (and having friends read it) I realized there were mistakes. Yeah I know. How could … Continue reading Don’t call it a comeback: 2015 Update, Depression & My Book
Well its been awhile. Okay its been a long time. Months. Eight months to be exact. Anyone following this blog is probably wondering what the hell? Or they've just stopped paying attention to my blog period, which is unfortunate obviously. Well, sadly I got really sick again. Depression hit me like an angry chimp. Not … Continue reading Where Have I Been?
I feel like I'm at confessional! You see I'm having a bit of a meta-cognizant moment here. I've written a book inspired by my mental illness and here I am having a rocky patch with it during this time. I guess it was bound to happen. All the stress and planning that this is taking … Continue reading What to do when you’re writing a book inspired by your mental illness and you’re having issues coping
With A Hidden Life in the hands of my editor you'd think I'd have nothing to do but apparently not. As a self-published writer your to do list technically should never end! I will admit I've taken a bit of a break from it all, except social media of course. On a personal note, my … Continue reading October Happenings, Book PR and Another to-do list
I've been doubting this project lately, maybe because I've had a bit of down time as my editor takes a look but I have to remember why I set out on this journey in the first place and why I believed in this project. There's still lots to do! Three more months until the #January … Continue reading Quick Friday Update