It's been quite the journey going from someone with a raw manuscript written in 30 days to someone with a finished and published product. I had a lot of help from some talented freelancers, but I also had some help that set me in the wrong direction. This would be how I found my first editor.
I asked my local NaNoWriMo group about editors, and someone suggested an editor. I looked up the editor's Facebook and saw she was decently priced. About a week later, I sent my manusc
Hello again! Like I said before, the point of this series is to give others some tips on how I became a self-published author. Because I'm disorganized, I'm just picking topics at random. So, this week I'm going to talk about the pros of scheduling posts out. When I first started this whole social media and marketing crusade, I knew very little. I just knew I needed to get myself out there. So, I made a Twitter, a professional Facebook, re-vamped my Instagram, and made this w
So, as many of you know, I went into this self-publishing thing pretty blind. I knew some vague things, like I should publish on Amazon and I would definitely need an editor, but I didn’t know how to do it on my own. That’s when I found some great Facebook groups. The first group I want to talk about is the 20Booksto50k group. This group’s main focus is to help writers become profitable in their craft. There are tons of documents to help with various topics, but the member th
Self-publishing is hard work. After spending a year sending queries to traditional agents and publishers, I decided to take the road more difficult. I did a LOT of research. Every day was spent in various Facebook groups (I highly recommend the 20booksto50k group), reading self-help books, and listening to podcasts (I liked the Author Biz). My goal is to share my process with you, one little tidbit at a time. You can learn from all my mistakes, if anything! Today I want to fo