The Suffering Protagonist September 9, 2019
When the Free Book Beguiles February 25, 2019
Being an actor/author isn’t always the easiest path. There is so much rejection and self-doubt there are times when it just doesn’t feel like it’s worth trying to tell your story.
And then you upload your rerelease of a book onto Amazon and reach number three in your category without even promoting the book.
A New Beginning December 14, 2018
I have the unfortunate duty of announcing that the Girl of Glass series is going on a temporary hiatus.
I found out this week that the publisher for the Girl of Glass series will be shuttering its doors. The eBooks for Girl of Glass and Boy of Blood have already been pulled from retailers. On the plus side, the publisher seems to be handling the closure in a responsible manner. I have been promised a reversion of rights letter.
With that document, I will have the ability to re-release Girl of Glass on my own. Rather than shop the series out to new publishers, a process that could delay the continuation of the series for years, I have chosen to take the project into my own hands.
If all the paperwork goes well, Girl of Glass and Boy of Blood will be back in circulation this spring with book three in the series, Night of Never, coming out this summer.
I’m looking forward to this exciting new adventure in publishing, and I hope you will join me as Nola ventures back out into the world.
Thank you as ever for your support.
P.S. Don’t forget to hang on to your old copies of Girl of Glass. Those covers will not be reprinted, so who knows? The books could be collectors’ items someday.
Reading Reviews May 8, 2018
There are a lot of similarities between acting and authoring. The love of storytelling, artistic nature of the endeavor, the constant threat of rejection… and reviews.
Reviews as an actor have never really bothered me. You win some, you lose some, but at the end of the day, you have to do the show the director set to the best of your ability. Altering your performance to fit a review is horribly unprofessional, so you soldier on and keep your chin up.
It’s a little different for books. The book is out there, and there really isn’t anything you can do. Unless there are semi-colons mid-word (as was found in a big name book that will remain nameless), in which case your publisher has to scramble to send a new version out into the world, the book is the book.
But you’re working so independently on your books; you could let the review pressure trickle into your work. Declaring that you’re never going to use a love triangle again, you will avoid writing on all social issues, or banning magic from your books are easy traps to fall into.
I know a lot of authors refuse to read any reviews of their work, and I get it; avoiding psychological damage is important. (more…)