Category: Writing

Goals of the Achievable Sort

About a year ago I got a fitbit. For the uninitiated, it’s a device you either clip to your clothes or wear on your wrist to track activity. I got it because I suspected I […]

Why and How I Write

In honor of hitting my 200 blog post milestone, I wrote this post in response to the question: “explain how you write and what inspires you.” A little over ten years ago, after saying for […]

Decisions, Decisions – More from the Trenches of Indie Pub

After 10 months of DIY book marketing, I’m ready to try something new, I think. I have been given the chance to republish my book through a hybrid publishing service and let them direct my […]

Traveling, Writing, and Following Your Dreams

I wrote this in response to the question, “How has travel influenced your writing?” Some people know where they’re going in life from a very young age. When I was in first grade, I planned to […]

Shameless Self-Promotion, or Five Reasons to Attend My Reading

This week, I’m 7 days away from my first bookstore author reading, so here’s some shameless promotion of same. If you’re in the Seattle area (or wish to visit – it’s lovely this time of […]

Bookselling – the Saga Continues

A couple of years ago, when I was deep in the weeds of editing my novel, Raising John, I naively believed that editing was the hard part. Make no mistake, it was hard – it was […]

More Stories from the Trenches of Indie Publishing

This has been such an interesting process that I want to keep sharing my experiences with my wonderful readers. I’m on a three-week break from airplane school, so I am using the time to do […]

As It Turns Out – Writing the Book Was the Easy Part

(Corrected from the original to reflect correct Amazon ranking. I originally stated my best was 2582, but it was actually 1287 for e-books. The lower ranking included my print edition.) As many of my readers […]

I’ve Finally Gone and Done It

I’ve published my book! Please bear with me for this commercial blog post. I’ll return you to your regularly scheduled program of travel stories and philosophical musings next week. But for now – I PUBLISHED A […]

The Often Convoluted Road to Indie Publishing a Book

I’m finally done. Galleys proofed, cover finalized, acknowledgements made. I’m ready to publish my book! I’ll have a link up soon, but in the meantime, you might be interested in hearing what all goes into […]