Finally. I tried something that worked. Don't you hate it when you buy something and then the next day it goes on sale? Then you have to go back to the store and show the crumpled receipt you dredged from the trash, to which two things will happen: They refund the difference They make you … Continue reading Free (on sale) Book Friday Nov 25: Marketing plans that work.
Either football players are either very, very good … actors? Or, Football players are very, very …fragile? Here's a [clears throat] true story [rolls eyes]. I was at the store the other day when another customer passed me in the aisle, their long coat brushing against my leg. I immediately dropped to the floor clutching … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Either Or (Or, what I’ve learned after watching a World Cup game . . . oops, match)
The Vince Lombardi Trophy (football on a stick), the Stanley Cup (perfect for drinking beer or champagne from), the World Series trophy (way too many pokey things to stab yourself on), the World Cup (a true world series), whatever the NBA gives out, The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy (I had to look that one … Continue reading Free Book Friday Nov 19: A CFL Primer
What's a week (or month) without a head-scratching, eye-rolling, why-did-you-make-it-like-that-it-makes-no-sense opinion piece. Categories. When you publish on Amazon, you get to choose two categories for your book to be hidden in (Sarcastic? Yes.) for readers to find. Some are short and simple: Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy Although, is it … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: About time for another Amazon rant?
I always thought that the worst pain from a minor injury was getting the end of a bungee cord in the head/face. (See where this is going?) Yesterday, while changing the front tire on my bike, the empty rim slipped from my hand and landed on my big toe. The sock I was wearing was … Continue reading Tuesday Tirade (kinda)
Well, it finally happened. It snowed, and boy did it ever. With the ground being cold and temperatures expected to remain below freezing . . .winter has arrived. I'm not complaining. Not yet. Last winter we had record snowfall which lead to me having to shovel a lot, and I mean a lot, of snow. … Continue reading Free Book Friday Nov 11: Books and Snow and Blizzards. Oh my!
As an indie author, we are afforded the flexibility to market however we want. As a writer/blogger, I feel it is my duty to entertain readers as much as possible. I also get annoyed when I purchase something and then it goes on sale. If you buy from a store, usually they will refund the … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Unconventional Marketing Strategies
There could be many reasons for this reader to have stopped reading my book, and if they are reading this, thanks for giving me something to write about today, and I sincerely hope that you were interrupted just as you were ready to dive in to my first sci-fi novella. I was told that about … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Unofficial Reviews
If I haven't said this to you before (and I know I have), I'm a slow writer. My first attempt at writing 1600 words/day failed, but as a consolation prize, I did get a novella out of it which turned into a trilogy, or more accurately, is turning into a trilogy. So, while I am … Continue reading Free Book Friday Nov 4: NoNaNoWriMo (updated)
The story behind Free Book Friday: I've met many authors and readers during my time marketing, cross-promoting, and blogging. I think writers have a responsibility to inform readers about all the indie authors out there in the very crowded world of book publishing. You can't do it alone, and why would you when you have … Continue reading Free Book Friday Oct 28