When Your Dream is Bigger than your Budget

I'm sure you've heard the old adage, "It takes money to make money." This is true even in publishing - maybe especially in publishing. This post isn't going to harp on the recent scandal involving the YA author who bulk-purchased her book in order to inflate sales numbers. Nope. This is about the cost of … Continue reading When Your Dream is Bigger than your Budget

Is This the End?

It's been months since I've really written. Not just months. Years, if I'm going to be really honest with myself. Oh, I've written sporadically here and there. I finished a book at the end of last year, but it needs such massive work I just don't know what to do with it. I finished a … Continue reading Is This the End?

A Quick Update

Hi! It's been a very long time since I've posted here. I haven't even been keeping up with haiku challenges! Once again, life has gotten in the way of writing. We have spent the last month making updates to a house we bought and then moving in. The house is still a work in progress, … Continue reading A Quick Update

How to Help an Author …

I love this article by Susan Toy! There are so many easy ways to support your creative friends. Much of this article can be applied to all form of art, not just writing.

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

Buy/Borrow, Read, Promote to other readers
… those books you enjoy.

Repeat.

Never expect the author to give you a free copy. But, if they offer to do so, you shouldn’t feel you are under any obligation to either read the book or give it a rave review. Unless you truly enjoyed reading that book. (As far as I’m concerned, I’m always thrilled to death with the thought that someone else may be reading my book!)

Buying or borrowing a copy from the library is the best show of support. (And if your local library does not have the book in their collection or the bookstore doesn’t have it in stock then this is a good time to mention the book to them. Did you know that most libraries encourage their patrons to recommend books that may be added to their collections? Both print and eBooks in most cases ……

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Fate & Make Haiku Challenge

I skipped a couple of rounds of Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, but I'm back with two haiku that utilize this week's challenge words: Fate & Make. Autumn Fate Trees shudder sending Autumn leaves to their cold fate Beneath the first snow * Castaway Lonely castaway Fate left to the ocean waves Moon her only guide * … Continue reading Fate & Make Haiku Challenge