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

RWA19 Wrap Up – Romance Writers of Australia 2019 Annual Conference

The Romance Writers of Australia held their annual conference in Melbourne from Friday, August 9 through to Sunday, August 11th. Due to family commitments, I was only able to attend the Friday workshops but I had an amazing time. RWA19 was my debut conference and as a conference ‘newbie’ I was nervous but excited. Nervous … Read more

My Top 3 Indie Publishing Resources

indie publishing resources

Dipping your toes into the indie-publishing industry isn’t something to be taken lightly. The learning curve is steep and there are so many misconceptions and well-meaning but incorrect information out there. When I first started researching indie-publishing, I was amazed at how much information was out there. But, it was finding the right, most current … Read more

No two books are the same (aka it’s your story)

no two books are the same

As I prepare to announce the publication date of my debut novel, I’ve been thinking a lot about the story. I heard an interview with an author the other day and something they said made perfect sense. The author said that once you have finished your book and it’s ready to go out in the … Read more

What I’ve learned from the editing process

the editing process

Writing a book is easy. Just pick up the laptop, open a blank document and write the words. If only! Writing a novel takes time. It’s filled with frustration, elation, moments where you want to smash your head against your keyboard, and moments where you literally jump up and down because you wrote something that … 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

5 misconceptions of self publishing

misconceptions of self publishing

. Self-publishing has had a bit of a bad rap over the years, but I’m about to give it a PR make-over and dispell five misconceptions. . You do it all yourself. The term self-publishing indicates that you do it all yourself, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s also the reason 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