Monday Musings: Trials and Tribulations

If you remember, I have a new novelette releasing tomorrow. To prepare for that, I needed to get the files uploaded and through the preview and review processes on both Amazon and Smashwords. This is usually a pretty painless and easy process. And, for the most part, it was. Except- First, I got a notice … Continue reading Monday Musings: Trials and Tribulations

Monday Musings: I (Almost) Wish My Friends Would Stop Recommending Books To Me

Not all of them, of course. There are those I trust to tell me about books that I not only might enjoy, but that will also be readable. Not because I already have too many books to read. Impossible. I have decided that I cannot die until I read all the books on my tbr … Continue reading Monday Musings: I (Almost) Wish My Friends Would Stop Recommending Books To Me

Monday Musings: Another Month Bites the Dust, and Some Writerly Musings

It's August, isn't it? Summer's last fling, so to speak. Although, I must admit that I'd like it if it flung some cooler weather and rain our way. I am not quite ready for  Fall yet, and certainly not for Winter, but some more moderate Summer days would be nice. The Summer Sale promotion at … Continue reading Monday Musings: Another Month Bites the Dust, and Some Writerly Musings

Monday Musings: Amazon Rankings: What Are They, and Do They Really Mean Anything?

For this blog post, I am going to focus on books as relative to Amazon's rankings, although all products sold on Amazon are ranked. But for my purposes, and for most of you who might be reading this, books are our main interest. In one of the writing groups I am in, there was a discussion … Continue reading Monday Musings: Amazon Rankings: What Are They, and Do They Really Mean Anything?

Monday Musings: On Deciding to Author Publish My Stories

If you are a writer these days, you can't help but realize that the landscape is changing. In the Old Days, you wrote a story, you submitted it to publishers, you got rejected a bunch of times, and eventually, (assuming the story was any good) someone accepted it, and you got published. There wasn't much … Continue reading Monday Musings: On Deciding to Author Publish My Stories