Tomorrow is the last day of November, and I’m 7k out from a NaNoWriMo win. That’s too close not to go for it but far enough to be a crunch. Why do I do this to myself?! The truth is, I love arbitrary self-imposed deadlines. Panicking at the possibility that I might not meet my … Continue reading How to Hack Your Word Count and Win NaNoWriMo
What a long strange week it's been! My book launch for CAMBION'S LAW was a wild ride, though I'm starting to feel the comedown now (note to self: do NOT keep looking at my sales rank). My publisher has assured me the release was a strong success by their metrics, for which I'm extremely relieved … Continue reading How to Create Book Trailers in Canva
In honor of my blog's one year anniversary, I want to share what I've learned so far about audience-building, social media, and author platforms.
Writing a novel is a marathon, not a sprint. It demands sustained effort and motivation--even when the fickle muse has taken off for an extended vacation, the dishes need doing, and a thousand social media posts are vying for your limited attention. Not many of us have the privilege of writing full time, without distractions … Continue reading How to Grow a Sustainable Writing Habit
It's not as hard as it looks to create a beautiful image set that hypes you and potential readers up for your book project.