Juggling Multiple Writing Projects

authors juggling multiple projects girl-1940244_960_720If you ever spend any time in online groups where there are a lot of early-stage writers, you will find a few common threads. First, of course, they are constantly looking for reassurance. Will someone read through the first paragraph of my novel? Or, I want to write a book about an alien invasion, but they turn out to be cute little bunnies. Will anyone buy that book? Another common malady is what I call First Chapter Syndrome. Writers will have first chapters done for twenty-six books, but have exactly zero chapter twos.

I’ve always thought I might be susceptible to that same syndrome, so I’ve always made myself finish one project before starting another. Oh, sure, I had the “idea file” where I stockpiled future ideas, but I never allowed myself to actually begin to write any of them until I was done with my current project. That way, I figured, I’ll never be one of those guys. Continue reading “Juggling Multiple Writing Projects”

Ides of March eBook Deals

ebook dealsChances are, if you’ve made it through the Ides of March, you’ll be wanting to celebrate that with a bunch of new bargain eBooks to read, and have we got some for you! You can fill up that Kindle now with the free and 99 cent eBook deals right here on Thrifty Thursday.

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.) Continue reading “Ides of March eBook Deals”

Which “Tranquility” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Tranquility" flash fiction story deserves your vote this week?

  • Dale E. Lehman (27%, 4 Votes)
  • Tony Roswell (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Judith Garcia (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Annette Rey (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Hafiz Tajuddin (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Josh Taylor (7%, 1 Votes)
  • JB Wocoski (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Ann Zimmerman (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Bruce Lindley (7%, 1 Votes)
  • James Goins (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Jeannie Meekins (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Paula Evans (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Manjeet (0%, 0 Votes)
  • George Lightgood (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rafael Rodriguez (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Walter Donaldson (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Trying Amazon’s New Print Book Options

Amazon.comLate last year, Amazon began offering authors the option of publishing both their eBooks and paperbacks through Amazon. Previously, authors wanting to publish paperbacks had to use CreateSpace, an Amazon-owned company that required a separate login and tax information. Today, we’ll look at how that process works, so you can decide if it’s something you want to try.

While I’m always a bit leery of new things, I was really excited about the idea of seeing both paperback and eBook sales on the same dashboard. I decided to give Amazon’s paperback publishing a try with one of my recent titles, Prophecy of Light-Foretold. Here, I’ll give you the breakdown of the process. Continue reading “Trying Amazon’s New Print Book Options”