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?
I have two book edits left to do and I can’t manage to force myself to do them. As I previously mentioned, there’s been some ongoing family drama that’s really brought me down. I’ve been really struggling with it and it’s been a challenging time. But things are looking up on the horizon and I … Continue reading Self-Publishing Update
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
Coming around edit number five, I am realizing one important thing. My novel will never be perfect. Ever. Good maybe but never perfect. Even if I think it's perfect, other people won't (actually I can guarantee loads of people will hate it). And I hardly doubt at the end of this I'll be dancing around … Continue reading No Such Thing as Perfect
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
I've recently taken a break from all things A Hidden Life for a few days except for maybe Twitter and behind the scenes PR stuff which leaves writing, editing and blogging really. I am back on top of the blogging though! Editing however, I am on a hiatus until September. It's been extremely difficult resisting … Continue reading Updates & Stuff