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Week 6: Creating an LLC

For the next few weeks of your self-publishing journey, your primary task is to write. However, in the interest of helping you learn from my mistakes, if you're planning to create an LLC or small publishing company to help manage your books, now is the time to get that ball rolling!

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Week 5: Writing, Roadblocks, and Where to Go from Here . . .

This is week 5 of the self-publishing process, and at this point, your only duty is to write. Write, write, and write some more. Of course, as COVID-19 has shown us, sometimes unfortunate things can happen while you're working on a project, and those things are often out of your control. So if you're running into some writing roadblocks, read on! #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

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Week 4: Productive Procrastination with Cover Art

It's week four of writing your novel, and if you're anything like me, you may be starting to lose steam. Maybe you can't figure out what happens next in your story, or maybe you just want to take a little break before you dive into Act II. And that's okay. Don't feel guilty! After all,… Continue reading Week 4: Productive Procrastination with Cover Art

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Pieces of Pink: A Q&A with Memes!

In less than two weeks, I'll be releasing my first novel, Pieces of Pink. As thrilled as I am to be putting my work out there, my friends and family have a lot of questions about my subject matter. So, I'd like to take some time to address those questions (along with a few lighthearted memes).

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Sneak Peak of Debut Novel: Pieces of Pink

On March 8th, 2020, I will be releasing my first novel, "Pieces of Pink," and I am absolutely ecstatic. I've been living with this project for a while now, and with the end in sight, I think it's finally time to let you know exactly what kind of book you're in for.

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Things Fall Together

Okay, so here's the deal: My book comes out on March 8th, which means I am ferociously revising, passing around beta copies, and finalizing feedback. As thrilled as I am, I also have to admit, I've reached a point where I can no longer remember the distinction between 'past' and 'passed'. Like, I know the difference--passed is the past tense--but do I really know the difference?

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2019: A Year in Review

Personally speaking, years that end in even numbers tend to be much more exciting than years that end in odd numbers. For a few examples: on even years, I was born, graduated from high school, received my bachelor's degree, left for an epic road trip, broke my leg, applied for grad school, received my master's degree, and married my husband. So, I'm hoping that 2020 will bring some of that even-year-magic with it.

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Author Jitters

Yesterday, I finished the last major revisions on my novel, Pieces of Pink; and honestly, I kind of feel like a super villain. Unfortunately, the part of my brain that takes care of prose has checked out, and the librarians say it's not due back until Christmas.

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Trigger Warnings: Should We Include Them?

Over the past few years, trigger warnings have become a pervasive topic of discussion in higher education and pop culture; and as I've worked to finish revisions on my novel, Pieces of Pink, the question of their efficacy has crossed my mind more than once.