It’s a start

  It’s blurry, I know, but my short story, Hunting, hit  #22 on the Kindle Short Reads list yesterday. So I’m pretty stoked about that. Still looking at different ways to market and get the word out, because the weeks between now and publishing the first Monsters of Pittsburgh story are pretty long. Anything can […]

Still not sleeping, but…

So last night, 10 PM, I’m curled up on the couch, eyes closed, cat snuggled, and then boom, my brain snapped into alertness and I was up and going. I have no idea what is wrong with my head, but it appears to not be stopping for awhile. This happens and I just have to […]

Insecure Writer’s Support Group – One Day

It’s time for the monthly airing of insecurities! *Kate, you’re a day early…* Yes, logical self I know, but I have a blog hop tomorrow, and I hate posting twice in one day. So, here we go:   I’m not selling any stories. It’s super frustrating. At first, I told myself, it’s because I’m writing […]

Still working

Never did get that fight scene done yesterday. And it’s not even the fight itself, it’s the lead up to the fight. I’m reworking the some of the emotions and dialogue going in. Little things, but they make for a better story. I had a bad bout of insomnia last night. So I have no […]

The Kindle people probably want to shoot me…

I have spent the last week adjusting my categories and key search words every 6-15 hours. Basically, as soon as the changes clear, I search for my stuff. If I can’t find it where I want it, I switch it up again. Why is this so important? Because I’m afraid my stuff is buried. I’m […]

The Long Haul

August is almost here, and with it comes not just prepping for the start of school, but publicity for my books. And prepping for the next series. What it won’t have, is a lot of writing. There are days I wish trad publishing wasn’t a scam. I would love so such to just spend all […]

So I didn’t…

Get anything useful done writing-wise yesterday. Didn’t edit, or work on my blurbs, or critique anybody. I did, however, start collecting school uniforms for my kids, found them some great backpacks at the thrift store (a jansport, messenger style bag for $2.99!),  and got the grocery shopping done. Today is haircuts for the boys and […]

Still plugging away…

I futz with my keywords, submitted to review sites, and even got some editing done this weekend. I’m going to work on my blurbs this week, both for Uncommon Animals and Monsters of Pittsburgh. We’ve hit that patch of self-publishing that is not only boring to hear about, but boring to do.

The other side of the business

I finished my Nanowrimo ahead of schedule, which is great, because I have sorely been neglecting my publishing business. Which I know sounds weird since finishing my Jeff stories means I have enough material to publish for a year. But self-publishing isn’t just about the writing. I am my own marketing team. Which is why  I […]