August 2017 Mid-month Update

It’s been a strange two weeks. While I’ve been productive in the sense of book plotting, I’ve been too exhausted and busy to get to my other creative outlets. I’m behind on everything. Emails piled up, and the to-do list is overflowing. Self-employment is a 24/7...
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39th Note to Self

39th Note to Self Dear Athena, all that can be said about this year is “wow”. Just wow. To recap the last year, you bought a cottage in the middle of the woods, survived one of the hardest winters in the last twenty years on record, then quit your job with no security...
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Changing Patron Milestones

Why I Depend on Patronage to Continue Writing Patrons are amazing. They truly are. They’re generous and supportive, and having patrons is a built-in audience and community. Why does my work need patronage? The two primary reasons I depend on patrons are: I...
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July 2017 Mid-Month Update

The summer has been blessedly mild so far. There have been a couple of scorcher days but not as many for the time of year as I was expecting. My area in the woods is well shaded, but the nearness to the creek, and the leaves keeping in air flow means my humidity can...
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Finding Rhythms

One of the strangest parts of being a full-time creative, is shaking the old rhythms off and embracing energy in its natural flow. For the years I’ve been working a forty for someone else, I’ve tried to wrap my creative efforts and writing around someone else’s...
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Why Leave a Book Review?

Why Leave Reviews? As an indie writer and publisher, my longevity and sustainability is determined by audience. If I don’t have an audience buying books, I don’t have a future as a writer. Sure, there are a million other things I can do to earn a living, but it won’t...
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July 2017 Mid-Month Update

July 2017 Mid-Month Update

The summer has been blessedly mild so far. There have been a couple of scorcher days but not as many for the time of year as I was expecting. My area in the woods is well shaded, but the nearness to the creek, and the leaves keeping in air flow means my humidity can...

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Finding Rhythms

Finding Rhythms

One of the strangest parts of being a full-time creative, is shaking the old rhythms off and embracing energy in its natural flow. For the years I’ve been working a forty for someone else, I’ve tried to wrap my creative efforts and writing around someone else’s...

read more
Why Leave a Book Review?

Why Leave a Book Review?

Why Leave Reviews? As an indie writer and publisher, my longevity and sustainability is determined by audience. If I don’t have an audience buying books, I don’t have a future as a writer. Sure, there are a million other things I can do to earn a living, but it won’t...

read more