I've been meaning to write about this for some time, but just haven't made time for it. And since I've been going through some manic and seasonal depressive episodes, making it hard to stay focused and do ANYTHING of relevance, I figure I might as well just hyper focus and do some writing. Why the… Continue reading Using Google Keep during my writing process
Hey fellow writer types... do you have any big, lofty goals for 2019? If not, you probably should. In the very least, plan to keep at it. But I really wanna hear what you have planned. And how you plan to accomplish those goals. So sound off in the comments. Maybe we can all learn… Continue reading What’s your 2019 writing plans?
This is a really good, simple approach to building your author platform. Something I myself am having to rethink and start over at doing, because mine was on Google+. Please read the full post, it’s solid and short and sweet.
There are some truly wonderful and very comprehensive articles out there that discuss ‘how to build a successful author platform’ and also the many reasons why you should do so ASAP. But I’m just gonna keep it simple for you (and short), because simple and short has worked for me.
When building your author platform, the four most important things you need to do are:
1) choose ONE social media account to focus on
2) enjoy it
3) consistently use it and;
4) grow it.
In my opinion, if you try to develop multiple accounts at the same time, you’ll:
a) get stretched too thin trying to manage everything and;
b) your author platform/s will therefore suffer.
It’s like catching a train. You don’t stand on the platform waiting to board 10 trains do you? No, you’re waitng for one train and one train only. And once you catch that…
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Been swamped a lot lately. Trying to do too many things in a limited amount of time and burning myself out. It's a miserable feeling. Need to give myself a little relaxing time to breathe and rejuvenate. https://twitter.com/TheTweetOfGod/status/1060967359421116416 Side note... I have been working on a new story. A freebie, and horror. Been working on… Continue reading That burnt out feeling
This month I've been participating in my first ever beta readership. It's something I've been curious about lately, but had never done. Since I've been working on the first in a series of books, I figured now would be the best time to tap into that feedback machine. Learn a little something about my first… Continue reading My first beta readership and new logo
A new order came across my phone's notifications, excited I clicked through to the Fiverr app. Ready to kill a new victim, fictionally of course. To my surprise, the victim was going to be longtime friend (since high school), Benjamin Little. If you're new to reading one of these short stories, here's a quick rundown.… Continue reading Benjamin Little and Bogart’s Opera (short story and opportunity)
I told you I had a big update on Mercedes coming, and it's huge. Big. Bigger. Enormous. Gigantuous. Okay, that's enough of that. It's just some really cool news. But I'm also wrapping this big update in Cellophane, which will make sense later down the read. She has a new home. What do I mean… Continue reading Mercedes has a new home, and she’s wrapped in Cellophane
Last month, February 7th to be precise, my blog reached a tremendous milestone. Eleven years. I started the Tales from Babylon blog on February 7, 2007. That kind of boggles the mind. Looking back, some of the earliest memories I have of working on this blog were of sitting in a McDonald's getting in some… Continue reading This blog is 11 years old
Take to the comments and let me know what your WIP (work-in-progress) is at the moment. Tell us what it’s about, share links if you got ’em. Can’t wait to hear what everyone is working on. 🙂✏ 📖
I've been pretty quiet lately, but I've got a lot of good news to share about the Mercedes novella I've been working on. The first in a series of female detective novellas, which I can't wait to get to you. Follow my blog and stay up to date, and I will give you a thorough rundown in the coming days, if I can.