An Indie Publishing Journey: 18 months on

It’s hard to believe that I began my indie publishing journey over eighteen months ago. And that was only when I’d made the decision to self-publish, I had been contemplating it well before that. So, 18 months on, and one indie published novel under my belt, where am I at? Firstly, I’ve been nothing but … Read more

3 reasons you should read your book reviews

To read your book reviews, or not to read your book reviews, it’s a contentious issue and one that is highly debated on both sides of the argument. Those against, advise that nothing good can come of reading what someone thought of your book – especially the negative comments! Writing is an art, and once … Read more

The number 1 indie-author resource I recommend

When I decided I was going to head down the indie publishing route, I was starting with limited knowledge. I’d listened to hours of podcasts from Mark Dawson and Joanna Penn, which were fantastic in helping me decide that indie publishing was for me, but I needed the practical information. The nuts and bolts of … 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

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

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

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