Author Confession – Day 2

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  Author Confession – Day 2: What is your biggest writing challenge? Currently, I’d say my biggest challenge in writing is finding the time and space to write uninterrupted. With a full time job, trying to keep up with marketing for my first book and making time to interact with readers, there’s barely enough time to spend with my family, much less write. I do my best to write at lunch each day and try to set aside 2-3 hours in the evenings per week. Probably the bulk of my editing is saved for the weekends. I can take a […]

Author Confessions – Day 1

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I was nominated by G.L. Dearman to take up this author challenge.   Day 1: Who is your favorite character in you WIP (work in progress)? My current WIP is the sequel to my cozy mystery, Remembering Lauren. This latest installment in the series follows the younger sibling of Eric as she navigates leaving home, beginning college life, mixed in with being stalked by a serial killer. Once again the story is told through more than one main character’s point of view, giving depth to this much grittier thriller. My favorite character is Kaitlyn. Since I have a teenager of […]

The Pros and Cons (and Stigma) of Self-Publishing

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By Jennifer-Crystal Johnson Misha Jordan Guest Blog Post, February 6, 2017 If you’re an author, you’ve probably researched all sorts of different publishing options, some of which are iffier than others. Vanity publishing, for example, is when an author agrees to pay out thousands of dollars for services, but still has to sign a contract giving up 75% to 90% of their own royalties. Double payment to the publisher? Ouch! Then what are you supposed to get for all of your hard work writing, researching, fighting writer’s block, revising a million times, and submitting a polished manuscript? (You can probably […]