Secrets of the publishing “industry”… revealed!

Just read an interesting list entitled “28 (Better) Things No One Tells You About Publishing. Here is the link:¬†

I think he’s spot on. It wasn’t until I was accepted by a publishing company that I realized that while traditional publishers will give you services on a silver platter, indie publishers have you being your own publicist. I will admit, being my own publicist is hard but it sure as hell is rewarding when you find the right resources. For one, Good Reads is a great place to promote if you’re willing to spend money on your own book for giveaways. For me, the money isn’t that important. Entertaining/influencing people is important.

Believe it or not, selling a book is much harder than getting accepted by a publishing company in the first place. I was flabbergasted when I managed to get accepted to the second one that I applied to, especially since famous authors tend to have horror stories about being rejected by major publishers. Alas, not everyone goes on to become a published author and even fewer are dedicated enough to finish a manuscript. To those aspiring authors out there… keep going! Edit your work! Submit it somewhere! There is no doubt you will make connections along the way!


Short Stories Added

Check out my short stories page. I have created pages for three of them. Two of them were written as projects for college writing courses, so you can be the judge of how my writing has come along. More to come!

Welcome, One and All!

Welcome to my new and improved author page! This is basically a continuation of my Tumblr page but with more substance. Stay tuned for events, behind-the-scenes extras and random musings to come!

I will have a funky-cool header soon, I promise!