One year as a published novelist and I have published two books plus a chapter in an anthology. Not too shabby for someone who considered the publishing of their first book a fluke.
In my first update as a published novelist, I described some of the misconceptions I had and the reality of publishing a novel. In the second update, at the three month mark, I gave further updates. I stand by my three month update and not much has changed.
Oh. Other than BOOK TWO COMES OUT IN SEPTEMBER!
Here we take another look at the tangible ways one can measure success as an author, now six months later.
Love Pantheon? Ready for the sequel? Here’s Chapter 1 of Ares & Athena to get you even more excited! Ares & Athena will be published on September 9th, 2021. Pre-orders out now!
I’m giving you a quick look at some of Limitless Logistics’ beginnings. It’s not a Valentine’s Day story and it’s definitely not a love story.
I spent today working through marketing strategies. I had a few ideas but the one I think I’m most proud of is also the dumbest. Truly, it’s brilliant in how dumb it is… It’s a PowerPoint. Because, let’s all be really honest: what’s more military than death by PowerPoint? Therefore, 1,000% on brand, I give you Captain Valerie Hall for the OPERATION MARKET BOOK strategy briefing.
In my one month update, I talked about misconceptions I had and the realities I faced: not everyone is an overnight success, it does not mean instant popularity across social media, the hustle is both real and necessary, and I am not instantly or fabulously wealthy. But after three months, I’m starting to see the intangible wins and working on setting my goals for 2021.
As many of you saw from my posts across social media, I am on the hunt for one or two more beta readers for my novels. I’ve gotten a lot of positive responses so far, but a host so questions too. This, of course, means I want to blog about it! Today’s post will cover what a beta reader is, things authors look for in a beta reader, and what I want from my betas.
You tore through that book, reading late into the night because you HAD TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT??
I hope you enjoy this tiny peek into the daily life in Limitless Logistics. For my military friends, you’ll probably get a chuckle out of it. For my civilian friends, you’ll get a good look at military communication at it’s finest.
I had many misconceptions about how my first month as a published novelist would go. It didn’t go how I expected so why not peel back the curtain and write about it?
It was a big week. Races, birthdays, and of course, the official launch of my debut novel.