Being an indie author isn’t exactly easy. You’re in charge of plotting, writing, proofing, editing, formatting, cover design, publishing, marketing, soliciting reviews, and so much more. Fame and fortune isn’t very likely, and the path you’ll travel on just to break even can sap your time, energy and motivation. But when a child who loves to read discovers your book and reaches out to you, it makes it all worthwhile.
It’s that time of year again – for many of us, a new year means it’s time to reflect on the past while making plans for a better future. Resolutions are a great way to put new focus on improving ourselves in a variety of ways. If you’re a writer, you (like me) may be thinking about ways to up your game in the coming months.
We writers don’t need a lot to make us happy – the right word, believable dialogue, a plot without holes – it’s the simple things, really. But there are certainly things that would make our lives easier! So for this year’s holiday dream list, I’m not holding back – these are wishes that even the great Wishing Will
It doesn’t take a special holiday for me to feel blessed, but, naturally, I tend to reflect more on those blessings this time of year when everyone else is doing so. Instead of compiling a generic list of all the things I’m grateful for (family, friends, job, home, etc.), I thought it might be fun to show what I’m thankful for as a writer.
November 11th was earlier this week, and it’s one of my favorite days of the year. While it was Veterans Day (and I thought that day about my grandfather who served in the military), the date also holds a completely different meaning for me. In Wishing Will
, 11/11 is a day when ANY wish can come true.