My how things can change in a few days. Monday was a strange day. Due to circumstances at work, I ended up over-thinking a lot of things, some work-related, some book-related, and getting a little stressed.
Despite my wave of confidence last Friday, I’m pretty nervous about the entire publishing process.
I feel good about my book and my abilities to make it enjoyable for people aside from my friends, but publishing the thing is an entirely different story. Continue reading The 9-Step Publication Plan
Welp, I forgot to upload my title card. I blame my goofy counterpart, Jessie, with whom I video chatted last night for 5 and a half hours…
Clearly we had a lot to talk about after a busy month+ for both of us.
Curse our intriguing and impassioned conversations/arguments!
Continue reading Friday Write-Day: The Next Phase Begins
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I was recently interviewed for a podcast!
J. David Core, author of several mystery novels, was kind enough to sit down with me on his weekly “Thrills & Mystery” podcast. And the podcast is out!
Here’s the direct link: http://bit.ly/2lwZD0E
Continue reading Steve’s Author Podcast Interview!
This week’s ‘tween-holiday lull has been a welcome break for me. It’s allowed me to really focus on preparing for the next steps — in writing, at work, and in life.
Consider this my pre-New Year planning post. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Preparing for the Next Step
In case you haven’t caught on yet, I am definitely not publishing The Warden of Everfeld: Memento this year. Now it’s time to officially own it and look forward to next year. Continue reading On Not Publishing in 2017
I am still adjusting to the fact that I do not have to be churning out sections and chapters every free moment that I have. My book is not ready for publication.
However, with the second draft complete and waiting to be edited by someone far more objective than me, I now have time to focus on all of the other aspects of publication. Continue reading So, I’ve Written A Book… Now What?
June is just about over, and that means we’re halfway through 2017. I set some pretty lofty goals for both my marketing and publishing efforts this year, so I think it’s only fair that I update you all on my progress so far.
Here’s how my 2017 marketing campaign has gone through six months. Continue reading Mid-Year Marketing Report: How Are We Doing?
We have a publishing imprint! Jessie and I have officially founded (wow, that’s a big word) Evening Satellite Publishing!
Evening Satellite Publishing will be the imprint for all of our print publications in the fantasy and sci-fi genres, including The Warden of Everfeld: Memento and Jessie’s as yet unnamed sci-fi novel. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: We Have an Imprint!
I went to my first actual book launch on Saturday. Fellow blogger and now real-life pal MLS Weech released his second book, Caught, on Saturday at a comic book shop about 20 minutes from my house. Continue reading With Our Writer Powers Combined!
Disclosure: I work for a marketing firm. While I have no formal education in marketing or business and would never claim to be an “expert”, working in online marketing for two companies over the last four years has taught me a lot. This series will explore the marketing strategies I will use to promote my upcoming novel.
As I mentioned in my Friday Write-Day post a few days ago, some business-like details have fallen into place regarding the publishing of my book this year. This has allowed me to lay out a basic timeline and strategy for promoting and publishing my upcoming fantasy novel, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento. Continue reading Marketing Your Novel: The Marketing Strategy!