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

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

My Top 10 Posts of 2018

I’ve been blogging for just on ten years. Starting out as a business blog, then a general ‘discover who I am’ blog, and for the last two or so years, a writing blog. When I first began blogging the landscape was less crowded and very supportive. Comments were everything. Nowadays, things have changed. The internet … 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

One sure-fire way to increase your writing word count

. One of my goals is to be more productive and improve my writing word count each day. Heading down the indie publishing route, it’s particularly important. However, some days writing can feel like a chore. Not because you’re not reaching your writing word count, but just because you can’t get the words from your head … Read more