Show…? Tell….? Wha?…..

As writers, we’re constantly told to ‘Show, don’t tell’. Stereotypically, or maybe just me, we tend on the introverted side. Put this together, and you’ll get massive conflictions when someone cheerfully asks: “Hey! What’s your book about?” “Um. I don’t know (can’t you just read it?)– Hey! How was your weekend?!” Deflection and avoidance. Character […]

I Don’t Typically Subscribe To That Virtue

Back to the subject of self-publishing advice by the experts. It’s said you should do all your promoting and name building well before you publish your book. Seriously? I don’t have the patience for that! I want my book in print two years ago! Now now now! That was when I was in my frantic […]

How Many Do You Think Are In There! ?

Reading about self promotion and marketing,  and I stare at these articles in horrified astonishment and curse not always so silently:  holy crap! “Blog at least several times a week……tweet twenty times a day……retweet your messages and blog links at least five times a day for nine months,  at varying times of day to catch […]

It’s My Birthday!

Not mine, personally, but me as a publisher. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (completely unprofessional use of punctuation, I know) I just launched my official self-publisher website, Midnight Tomorrow Books! There was nothing more terrifying than hitting that ‘Publish’ button. Well, until I futuratively-speaking hit the ‘Publish’ button on the book 🙂 Please stop by! I’ll be adding content […]

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Silence. It’s a pregnant, holy moly crap type of silence. I want to cry because I did it and it looks great and I’m in complete awe and joy, type of silence. I formatted my manuscript, and it looks close to divine. I am in love with it all over again. It looks like a […]