Hi all! If you like feeling special and part of an exclusive club, you might consider signing up for my newsletter. April is my birthday month, and because I am an Aries and love attention, I thought I'd celebrate with some goodies and sneak peeks for subscribers. You can still sign up! My newsletter is... Continue Reading →
People expect a good product for their money. We as authors expect to be compensated, we should be doing our best to make every cent spent on our work worth it. When we skimp and skip steps and put out unpolished work, it makes all of us look bad. It makes people hesitate to purchase an indie title over others, because they assume poor quality. They assume it goes straight from draft to publish, riddled with typos and excess prose. So many of us have amazing stories to tell. Why wouldn't we put the money and effort into putting it out there in the best way possible?
With some totes scientific Twitter and Instagram polling, I was able to get a feeling of the climate of authors' expectations and opinions on paying beta readers. I've seen everything from "They're not professionals and deserve nothing," to "I always pay them x-amount," and everything in between. It seems there is no actual standard. Why is that?
Lucipurr, sleeping off his fight with a Magic Eraser. While Luci slept off the aftermath of his epic battle with a now-annihilated Magic Eraser, I decided to update my Patreon with new perks. Among them, the chance to be a character in an upcoming story! Check it out and consider becoming my patron!
You ever feel like the world is just bent on working against you and your success/happiness? I'm starting to feel that way right now, with the Covid-19 pandemic shutting everything down just as I was getting into a really productive routine with a solid work/life balance. I'll be fine, likely. All things considered, I'm healthy.... Continue Reading →
My Nana and Papa, around 1954, and a cute dog. I'm home. My trip to Da Yoop was emotionally taxing and personally exhausting, but it was inarguably a good trip. I don't really know if anything will ever feel right or normal or routine again with Papa gone, but I am taking life a day... Continue Reading →