August 29th, 2012

it’s an indie thing.

I wrote my first short story in Kindergarten. Since I didn’t know many actual words, I primarily wrote it with the wooden stamps and red ink stamp pads that were provided by my Catholic School art class. And then, I didn’t stop writing or reading. I even majored in it in college.

Last month, I published my first book — a novella entitled Menthol Kisses.

This last month has also been a whirlwind of first time experiences. I learned how to actually format and self-publish a novel on both Amazon (mobi) and now on Kobo (for epub & adobe). I learned that it’s really hard to market your own writing. I’ve also learned that I have some awesome friends and blog followers who jumped at the chance to read my book. (yay, thank you!) I’ve learned a host of other things about editing, cover design, and pricing. Mostly, I’ve learned that this is what I want to do. Forever.

In an effort to distill my writing about writing I have created the It’s An Indie Thing Newsletter.

How do you know if this newsletter is right for you?

+ You are interested in the day-to-day life of an indie writer.
+ You want to publish your own indie work and seek motivation.
+ You want updates about my WIPs, new releases, and giveaways.
+ You just want to chat with an author.

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Also, check out the playlist from Menthol Kisses on my author website. I compiled all the music that Logan listened to in the story so you can listen along while you read — cool, right?

  • Kaylee

    Oh my goodness, congratulations on publishing your first books. I can’t wait to start reading them!
    I love that you added a music playlist to listen to while reading. So clever.