An Indie Publishing Journey: Mistakes I’ve Made with my first book

It was always inevitable. I was always going to make mistakes on this journey, and I always said I’d be upfront when I do. I’ve learned from those before me, so hopefully, I can share my experiences and it will help you too! So here we go… Mistakes I made with my first published book … Read more

One week on from publication

It’s hard to believe that one week ago I was a ball of nerves as my debut novel, The Memories We Hide, hit the shelves. I woke to an email that pre-orders had been sent and that my book was now live. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t internally squeal with excitement. So, … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey: Chapter 5 (Imposter Syndrome)

The other day was a particularly special one in my publishing journey. I revealed the cover for my debut novel The Memories We Hide. First to see were my super-reader team, and then my VIP newsletter subscribers. The feedback was so positive, it had me buzzing. Then I reveal the cover to the wider world … Read more

An indie publishing journey: Chapter 3

. This is the third chapter in an ongoing series following my indie publishing journey. You can read all posts by clicking here  When you approach something new, there’s always a steep learning curve. Whether it’s a new job, parenthood, or your first overseas travel adventure, and indie publishing is no different. In fact, I … Read more

What does author success look like to you?

. As we move into 2019 – the year where I will become a published author – I’ve been pondering the question of what author success looks like. When I became serious about my writing and began focusing on it more as a life choice rather than just a hobby, my perception of success was very … Read more

Another draft down: What I learned

. It did it. This morning I typed The End on the second draft of my latest manuscript. There’s nothing like typing those two words. Their three letters hold so much more than weight than appears. The sense of achievement and accomplishment. The satisfaction and relief. The knowing that another step in the process is … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey. Chapter 2: Are you cut out for indie publishing?

  This is the second chapter in an ongoing series following my indie publishing journey. You can read all posts by clicking here    As my research into indie publishing continues, I realise how much I have learned. From starting out as a sceptic, a snob even, thinking that self-publishing was a lesser form of … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey. Chapter 1: The Beginning

. This is the first chapter in an ongoing series following my indie publishing journey.  …….. And so begins my indie publishing journey. Indie publishing or self-publishing is something that’s piqued my interest for a while now. In the beginning, it brought mixed feelings. On the one hand, I loved the idea of taking the … Read more