Life, the Universe, and Babies

Oh man, so much has happened since I last posted! I’m not even sure where to begin. As I’m sure you’ve all probably figured out, I had my baby at the end of April. It was a boy! 7 pounds, 8 ounces of squishy baby goodness. He’s seven weeks old now and starting to come […]

You May Have Noticed…

…a strange silence that isn’t quite like me. I usually try to put a post up every three weeks or so, but as I said on Twitter back in September, life has delivered me some pretty impressive hiatus-forcing moments these past three months. But like any good story, some of them were positive things! At […]

The Masks We Wear Online

Yep, this again. Another post about social media. I have three main social media pages I try to keep updated: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter–mostly in that order. I have found considerable positive traction on Instagram [of all places!] and I am gaining a little ground on Twitter now, which I honestly didn’t expect. It goes […]

The Self-Promotion Hat

If you ask about promotion or marketing as a new self-publisher, people usually say something vague like: “As a self-pubbed author, you need to wear many hats!” as they direct you toward social media, or paid book promotion services, and… well, that’s it. “Here’s a link to Twitter, and another one to Goodreads. Now go […]

The World of Social Media

I know I touched on this topic a bit back in this entry, but I want to revisit it again now that I’ve had the better part of a year to explore different platforms. Right before Christmas the fan on my heatsink died, and I couldn’t find a replacement for it. I had to special […]

Beaches, Buzzfeed, and [Character] Bios

My mother, my aunt, and I took my daughter and my nephew to the lake on Saturday. I’ve been stuck for a while on a particular scene in volume #2, so while my mom and I were bobbing out by the swim boundary of the cove I decided to see if she had any ideas […]

Daydreamer Award

Oh wow, this was a surprise to wake up to yesterday! I was presented with the Daydreamer Award by Madam_W. Thank you so, so much! You get a cookie. This award is not only the first one I’ve ever received, but it’s a little bit of fun because the person who nominated you gives you […]

Bugbears and Naked Cannonballs

Social media is a bit of a bugbear for me. While I get [and enjoy] Facebook, and like keeping a blog, I find something simple like Twitter just baffles me. I mean, I understand the base concept–say something meaningful in a limited amount of words. Abridgment. I totally get that. I don’t understand how it […]