Why I’m an indie author re-visited

I’ve been suffering “blog burnout” for some time. To counteract it I’m rewriting older posts with some new content as well. (Originally Posted on June 14, 2016) If I was under a contract to a big company, I could only write the books that  I was under contract for. I could write other things, but I’d likely have…Continue Reading “Why I’m an indie author re-visited”

Why I’m an indie author

If I was under a contract to a big company, I could only write the books that  I was under contract for. I could write other things, but I’d likely have to sit on them for a different deal,  or have to publish them under another publisher, under a pseudonym. As an indy, I can publish…Continue Reading “Why I’m an indie author”

Crowdsourcing 201

To begin, there are two pledge levels that I forgot to mention before, but I’ve seen them for nearly every project I’ve joined, so they’re deserving of mention: “$1”: you want to help out, but you just want to “get your feet wet”. For that you can pledge a single buck. It brings no perks…Continue Reading “Crowdsourcing 201”

Re-doing my Mind Map

As I’ve said before, I’m writing fiction for the Kindle platform. Right now I’m trying to get my artist lined up…  but I want to start the novel before  the Indiegogo project gets underway. To get started I’m trying to get my  mind map for the first book done on a new tool: I began…Continue Reading “Re-doing my Mind Map”

My 2013

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions (I’d rather get things done), and I don’t buy into the Mayan Apocalypse… I just wanted to state these things now. As far as results go, 2023 wasn’t as bad for me as 2011 was, but I’m hoping 2013 will be even better. I had one thing published this…Continue Reading “My 2013”

Very Different

I’m reading a book about formatting material for the EPUB format on my Kobo at the moment (unlike the proprietary .mobi format used by the Amazon Kindle.epub is used for other devices). The style difference is large… for Kindle all text is formatted Justified; for epub it isn’t. In fact, the book that I’m reading…Continue Reading “Very Different”