Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Indie Life

Second Wednesday Each Month
Today is the second Wednesday of the month, which makes it Indie time. To me, Indie means all things unique and different. Want to publish only ebooks? Fine. Want your novels to be under 30,000 words? No problem. Want your chapters to all be a single page (I silently raise my hand)? Go for it. But that’s just formatting, nuts and bolts type of things. The spirit of Indie goes way beyond that. Who says a book has to be a book at all? Why can’t it be a Youtube video? People have that app on their devices same as they have Nook or Kindle. Truly, in this age there are no rules. In the spirit of that, I’m announcing that a short story of mine will be released on Youtube in January, storytelling style. I’ll be posting more details as the time gets closer.

Indie means the freedom to be creative. And when you’re basking in that, great things can happen.  


Wednesday, November 4, 2015


First Wednesday of the Month

Hello, everyone! Today is the first Wednesday of the month, which makes it IWSG time. Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and co-hosts to putting this on each month. If you feel like joining in, you can find out more here.

So what am I insecure about right now? It’s hard to explain. I have just started two very part-time jobs, and while eventually I’ll only be working fifteen hours a week between the two, right now I’m in orientation and it feels like I’m working full-time. So what does that have to do with writing, you may ask? Everything. The first day of NaNo crept right by and I didn’t even notice. For me that’s a big deal; I’ve done NaNo for years. The fact that November first was just another day on the calendar this year is really freaking me out. It’s like I left my kid at the babysitter overnight and didn’t even realize it. Have I stopped? I know it sounds like I’m over-exaggerating here, but that is one of my biggest fears: stopping writing and not caring that I have. Am I alone here?