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My Weird Indy Publishing Project: Recovering from Zip Planning

Last time (yesterday) I wrote why you should have a written plan because I, the master planner, had not done mine. And “YIKES!” what a mess I created. I spent yesterday writing that blog post (and doing the rest of my life). I spent today planning so I could start fresh on Monday with only 15 days to write Book 2! Continue reading

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Tracking Results of 1st Launch

I promised to tell all — even when my Weird Indy Publishing Project failed. Notice I did not say “I failed.” That’s because this is new turf to me and I do not expect to be perfect the first time … Continue reading

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It’s FREE today! BURNOUT-How a Desert Lizard Restored My Faith

BURNOUT– How a Desert Lizard Restored My Faith, Book 1 in the Burnout to Bliss series, is the personal story of a spiritual seeker and workaholic who experienced extreme burnout aka dark night of the soul – including night visions … Continue reading

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Joy! The Process of Publishing My Weird Indie Project

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This update of My Weird Indie Publishing Project is a follow-up to the “Preface” of the book published here earlier (“How I Wrote My Memoir”). It is a status report about the awakening process that is happening while I go … Continue reading

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About the Book Launch

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About the Book Launch addresses the five W’s about this insider term for Indies and their readers…

I vowed never again to write a book until I learned how to market one. I spent months reading books about other people’s success and how they did it. The topic that appeared most in my reading was “The Book Launch.”

I’m definitely doing one for my next book and you can even be a part of it! Continue reading

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Book Poll: And the winner is…

Book cover poll: what if you held a party and no one came? Indies: see my note to you below. Continue reading

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The Big WHY in editing Memoirs

#9 in “Weird Indie Publishing series:
While the author should be able to answer “Why am I writing this” for any book she writes, it’s especially true for the memoir written by someone who isn’t famous. Continue reading

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Find Your Editor

Editors not only specialize in different kinds of editing–developmental on one extreme and proof-reading on the other–but they also differ in the way they work with authors. In my limited experience (fourth book), I’ve had two editors for proof-reading (line editing) and they were like night and day. Continue reading

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Take 2: Help, Please? Revised Title Poll

This is #4 in the “Weird Publishing Project” series. It’s time for me to choose a title. Will you help me? Continue reading

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About Naked, Drunk, and Writing

The book about memoirs that convinced me to write my own story, was Adair Lara’s book, Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay. Here’s some of what I learned from her. Continue reading

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How I Wrote My Memoir

I decided to post the actual Preface from book 1 of that current project so you could see for yourself why the process of writing was so…weird. Continue reading

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Indie Publishing: My Weird Project

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True confessions.  I am an introvert, a loner, and was not intending to write my story, much less about this weird project I’m doing– because of the way it’s happening, because the story will be public and everyone will see … Continue reading

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Is Anyone There?

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Thanks for your requests to resume this unknown blog, this out-of-the-way place where I let my stunted writer-self play.  I’ve written hundreds of articles about manifesting and about life and how I’ve tried to navigate it– from living next to … Continue reading