Happy New Year! Took last week off for the holiday, head back to work tomorrow, but I'm more relaxed now. Update for those of you who read my books! 'Guarding Amber' is done with editing! I hope to have it up for sale before mid-January. It's my 20th title, which amazes me. I want to … Continue reading Let’s talk business
Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had an excellent Labor Day yesterday! We spent part of the day at the ocean. Even witnessed Poseidon being denied a sacrifice! By the way, if you have a small car (like a Mini Cooper), don't drive on the beach. And, if you do, don't park near the surf. Because … Continue reading How to talk to your publisher
Hey! Yeah, it's Tuesday and not Monday. There's so many levels of chaos still at play in my life that I'm picking and choosing my battles in some ways. It should be calmer soon, I hope, and I'll be back on track. There's something I want to touch on today. It's important, and a lot … Continue reading The first impression really does matter!
Good afternoon! Hope everyone had a great holiday! 2016 is on us, like it or not. Typically, it's a time to reflect on accomplishments, set goals for the year ahead of us. This is important for authors in a few ways. We constantly have to evaluate how we present ourselves to our readers, our publisher. … Continue reading No, you don’t deserve that yet!
Good morning! Sometimes, the one thing we lose sight of as authors is being thankful for what we have. As writers, we always look ahead. To the next chapter we're writing, to the next cover being shared with us, to the next release date. There's always something ahead of us to look forward to us, … Continue reading Being Thankful
Good morning! Lots of stuff going on this week in my life. Will not, however, let it totally remove writing time from my schedule. Yes, groceries need to be bought and appointments kept. But I have one with my characters that I can't keep pushing off until 'later'. One of the biggest problems authors have … Continue reading Recognizing your own flaws
Good morning! I hope all is well with you today. Our week ahead is going to be interesting, but good. I hope. LOL. There's a single problem with social media. It encourages you to vent. Get out frustrations, rant about being mistreated, etc. This can be a good thing. It really can. Unless you're an … Continue reading Compliment in public, people
Psst! No one's entered the contest mentioned in last week's blog! Recommend you go do that, because odds are REALLY good right now! Currently, Solstice is holding the #1 position, and 'Fin's Magic' is in #4! If they BOTH win, I'll select two winners! Solstice voting link: http://critters.org/predpoll/ebookpublisher.shtml 'Fin's Magic' voting link: http://critters.org/predpoll/shortstorysf.shtml Don't forget to click … Continue reading Taking a break from the normal (sort of)
Good morning! Trying to gather my thoughts this morning, but it's not been easy. Between my day job (which I LOVE) and a retail one for the holidays, I'm doing 50 hour weeks right now. Thank the Goddess I have a freezer full of coffee! LOL No, I haven't written much original stuff beyond this … Continue reading A Top Ten List of Sorts
Yes! A random post from me on a Thursday! LOL Starting today, I'm going to either have a free book or a book on sale for the next six weeks in a row! Today through the 19th, you can pick up a copy of 'Fin's Magic' for free! http://www.amazon.com/Fins-Magic-Amari-KateMarie-Collins-ebook/dp/B00J7X1DQG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413487942&sr=8-1&keywords=fin%27s+magic I'll be doing additional blog posts … Continue reading Six weeks of sales!