I’ve been in indie publishing now since 2011 and have some solid experience under my belt. But I’ve not been able to clearly capture what my journey has taken to dream up and publishing 10 books. But now I can. I recently watched episode 7, season 2 (“Look, She Made a Hat”) of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon and knew that I had found two kindred spirits in show creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino. I’ve been a big fan of Sherman-Palladino since I first saw Gilmore Girls back in 2000. I love the family dynamic portrayed on screen, the witty dialogue and that precious made up world of Sleep Hollow where the freaks and geeks all go about their way.
What's the biggest obstacle you're trying to overcome?
I'm curious. Write and let me know.
For me, I could probably write a book about all the challenges I've had to overcome. The question is a hard one because there are so many competing ones...
Based right outside of Philadelphia, I took the train up to New York and went hoping to find answers at Digital Book World Indie 2017. Truth be told, one of the main reasons why I went was to hear Data Guy talk in the Tight Insights: The Indie Universe Quantified session. I wanted to see his data on the big screen. I could have listened to him for hours (more on that in a bit).
I have just come home from seeing Jodorowsky's Dune in the movies with an old friend from high school. A lot of events had to come together for me to see this movie and it so inspired me that I rushed home and am now sitting in front of the computer. I've been up since 5 am, worked all day, went to see the movie and now it's 10 pm but I need to write this all out before it slips through my mind.
My renewal notice for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America membership came to me in my email and with mixed emotions I decided not to renew. I wanted to explain why I didn't continue being a member and warn other writers so they don't waste their time and money as well.
Imagine if you could spend more time with your family, get more sleep and find the time to get caught up on all those episodes of the latest TV shows you’ve been missing. It’s simple. All you have to do is to stop writing. You could learn more about social media, take a class, exercise more, lose weight, or spend even more quality time with your partner. What do you have to do?