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Launch Day Results

I released a new novel yesterday, and I thought I would share how the process went and what my numbers looked like. The voyeuristic nature in many people might find this bit of the self-publishing adventure especially enlightening. First, let’s start with what I...

Announcing Indian Summer

I’m very excited to announce that my new novel, Indian Summer, is finally available. The advance reviews have already been humbling to read: “This book had me hooked from the first page of chapter 1. I couldn’t put it down. It was the perfect pace...

Cover Reveal for Indian Summer

The release date for my upcoming novel, Indian Summer, is fast approaching. In the spirit of sharing, I thought I would give everyone a preview of the cover and the book description. Consider this a chance to whet your whistle. The guilt of our childhood can haunt us...

Good-bye

My maternal grandmother, Jean, passed away about an hour ago. She was a strong woman. After raising five daughters and helping my grandfather build his own successful business, she became a widow at the young age of fifty. When my grandfather passed away, she sold his...

Self-Publishing 101 Resources

More and more writers are turning to self-publishing as a way to get their creative projects into the marketplace. Say what you want about self-publishing, if your book project is done right and held to the same standards as traditionally published work, there’s...

The New Book Is Done…Almost!

I wrapped up the final portion of the first draft of my new novel this past Friday afternoon. What a relief! Of course, the work isn’t done yet. I made a huge mistake with my first two novels by only putting them in front of just two proofreading “beta...

Should You Plot Your Novel, or Pants It?

Here’s a great post from by pal Harry Marks, discussing the difference between writing a novel by the seat of your pants and plotting it out in-detail before beginning. Both methods have created amazing results. For example, Marks mentions how J.K. Rowling...

Here’s What I Think

The internet, and more specifically the world of social media, is akin to a vast room filled with people, all of whom are jumping up and down, waving their arms and shouting “Look at me! Look at what I did!”. You are one of those people. So am I....

Referrals From Unlikely Places

I learned something this week that has humbled me a bit, and I want to share it with you. If you run a business that benefits from client referrals, this one is right up your alley. Without going into specifics, I recently had a client experience that left me wanting...

Tweaking

I’ve read a lot about habits today. My friend Patrick Rhone wrote about his running habit and the challenges that come with it. Dave and I recorded a new episode of our Home Work podcast and chatted briefly about habits there, too. Another notion raised today by...