Nyx 2 docs
I’m working on the sequel to Nyx, and I just realized I have about 100 various documents covering research, characters, places, plot thoughts, and so on. No wonder it takes me so damn long to write these things.
I using Scrivener, btw. Which I love.
Writing is about getting your ass in a seat day after day and pounding on the keyboard.
Every day, I hate getting started writing. I’d always rather surf reddit. But every morning, I force myself to write for exactly five minutes. That’s all I make myself do: five minutes. But, and this always happens, after five minutes I’m into a groove, and coming up with 500 words isn’t the impossible task it seemed five minutes ago. Soon, I’m enjoying myself, I’m in the character’s heads and I’m trying to get them into more trouble. Continue reading
Katie, looking innocent but fooling nobody.
By the good graces of Katie at Vintage Books, I just had my first book signing. Vintage Books is a big, independent book store in southern Washington. Great place: lots of piles of books, new and old, and the obligatory cat.
I researched and prepped like mad for this signing.
Woo hoo! I just got scheduled for my first book signing!
I wanted to drum up some interest in my recently-published fantasy book Nyx, so I decided to experiment with an ad on the popular site Reddit, where I spend far more time than I should.
I decided to focus on the Fantasy subreddit, since Nyx is a fantasy book and Fantasy focuses on Fantasy books. The minimun for a targeted ad on Reddit is $30/day, and I decided to spread it over 3 days, just to see what would happen.
Here’s what the ad looked like:
I used to be a graphic designer, so when I decided to self-publish my novel Nyx, I thought I’d be able to design my own cover and save a few bucks. Unfortunately, my skills were rustier than I’d hoped, and the best I could do was this:
I recently discovered the words cant and argot.
I’ve just self-published Nyx, my first novel on amazon. I’ve put together a print book and an ebook. Amazon is (hopefully) in the process of linking those two together right now.
Since I got a huge amount of help from writers who have shared their experiences, I thought I’d do the same. I’ll start with the costs of self-publishing. I’ve decided to go the print-on-demand route of CreateSpace.