Publishing Is About Process

My hands just went up into the air right before I started today’s blog. I let out a little congratulations because the last week of my inspirational journal for creatives is completed! Just like my 30 Days of Writing Prompt Journal, this is about action in motion to get inspired and achieve goals. Sometimes, weContinue reading “Publishing Is About Process”

It’s a Circus Again!

To all my readers out there, I have come to the conclusion that I’m crazy. I put myself into another juggling act in the circus because I can’t shut off the creative side of my brain. I just signed myself up for creating new art pieces for July or August. The Art Shoppe in MidwestContinue reading “It’s a Circus Again!”

Putting on the Editor Hat

I’m out of wearing a spring coat up here in Minnesota and life just got a little busier. My meet-up last weekend turned into a paid project to help two other authors get their book ready to publish. I received their 75,000 word story during the middle of the week and it’s a tear jerker.Continue reading “Putting on the Editor Hat”

What is a UFO Today?

Last night was a first as a foodie. I watched a YouTube video of a restaurant chain in South Korea and they make burgers in the shape of UFO’s. There was something inside that growled and immediately wanted to try the spaceship looking burgers. Meat, tomato, lettuce, cheese and sauces are pressed down into aContinue reading “What is a UFO Today?”

Amazon Kindle Self Publishing Tips

Tuesday is all about helping other writers problem solve when it comes to publishing their books on one of the largest platforms, Amazon. Who knew this little website would go from selling used books into a commerce beast for creatives and independent businesses. Inside of the warehouses are the hopes and dreams of millions ofContinue reading “Amazon Kindle Self Publishing Tips”

ReWrite Day!

If you haven’t noticed by now, this week the theme is creativity. I introduced Austin Kleon who is known for blacking out words in Newspapers until they have a statement of words together that make us smile, and I shared Dan Brown’s source of inspiration for his thrillers – it’s all about the research. CreativityContinue reading “ReWrite Day!”

Beginner’s Luck

April showers bring cloudy days to Minnesota this week.  No one in this State who’s been here for more than a year blinks when we get more than one season in a day as we transition.  In the past few weeks, there’s been days that started sunny, turned cold, and went from drizzle to snowContinue reading “Beginner’s Luck”

New Release In Waiting Again

Remember how I said I was on a roll last week? I went a little overboard with creating resource journals. Well, I did it again over the weekend. I’ve been working on a recipe journal for food lovers. My favorite Recipes went into waiting on Amazon. Any foodies who followed my tasty finds and crockContinue reading “New Release In Waiting Again”

Hurry Up and Wait After Publishing!

The week is winding down and I can’t wait for Friday. I’ve put myself on a several fast deadlines these past few months to get my Journal and Notebook creating but out of my system. Sometimes, the process of getting a book to the finish line is hurry, rush, edit, and edit again, and thenContinue reading “Hurry Up and Wait After Publishing!”

Finding a Book Cover

Everything is so Minnesota today. We went from 70 to 30s today and the first thing I saw when I walked outside were snowflakes. You read that right, snow flurries on Monday. Yuck! I took my morning walk to get the blood flowing and I started to think about my to-do list. I realized IContinue reading “Finding a Book Cover”

Late Night Publishing! Get Published!

I had a late night dance this weekend and good thing no one saw me do my victory dance! I do it better than any football player getting a Hail Mary touchdown. I’m exhausted but I still have a smile on my face because I hit the publish button. I published 2, not just 1Continue reading “Late Night Publishing! Get Published!”

Ideas for Promoting Your Book

Over the past few months, the designer in me went crazy.  Instead of creating one journal, I created a few more.  My normal breaks from writing turned into a funnel of resource journals for writers, gardeners, and food lovers.  I’m in love with art, design, and writing down your thoughts no matter what your passionContinue reading “Ideas for Promoting Your Book”