Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mistakes I Made When Going Indie

There is a lot of debate about self publishing or indie publishing. The tide has changed with the success of authors such as J.A. Konrath and Amanda Hocking. This has given some validity to the act but there are still some who think it could be a fluke.  
After much research and inner debate I decided to try my hand at it and though I have not (as of yet) had the success of the above mentioned authors I am still doing far better than I could have ever dreamed. With this success I have run into things that I would have done differently and I hope to explore these topics over the coming weeks and what, if any efforts or ideas, I have come up with to try and fix these errors. 

Hopefully, none of them are as bad as this. Okay, at least one of them is as bad as this.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Updates and Apologies

Okay, let me first say that I am sorry I have been absent for so long. I feel like a really bad friend or relative who avoids everyone when they don’t have all the answers or in this case when I haven’t met everyone’s expectations (even my own).

Now for the second part.  I know everyone is waiting for Forever and I am still working on it.  It has been two steps forward one step back process. I hoped, and truly thought, I would be able to write more while I was working full time, going to school full time, and trying to have some sort of family life. It didn’t work quite the way I planned. As anyone who has tried or written a book can attest to it rarely goes the way your plan.

On to the important part.  I am still working on Forever. As I mentioned above it has been a slow process but with school wrapping up I will be spending more time on my writing. I have also been working on some other things I’ll let you know about in the next few weeks. I want to think everyone for being so patient and will try to be more diligent in my postings.