Path to Publication: Acknowledgments

Writing my acknowledgments was a part of the publishing process I was equally excited about and dreading. It's so much pressure! What if I forgot someone? What if I called out one person specifically and someone else took offense? The acknowledgments were my chance to give thanks to all of the people that helped me … Continue reading Path to Publication: Acknowledgments

Today I Became a Published Author

Last night, my husband and I stayed up until midnight, watching the countdown on my Instagram Stories tick off the seconds until a lifelong dream came true. At 12:00:01 we both cheered (quietly as the kids were sleeping) and I refreshed the page on Audible where my debut novel switched from "Coming Soon" to "New … Continue reading Today I Became a Published Author

Path to Publication: First Listen

Admittedly my path to publication has been slightly different given that my book is coming out exclusively as an Audible Original audiobook. While some of the steps have been the same there have been some that are very distinctly audio-only. One of those is the first listen. I would equate this to the unboxing of … Continue reading Path to Publication: First Listen

Path to Publication: The Cover

Throughout the process of writing and querying, I was often asked if I had any thoughts about what my cover would look like. And the truth is yes and no. I had some ideas in my head but I never let myself get that far ahead in my thinking. Cut to a few months ago—after … Continue reading Path to Publication: The Cover

Path to Publication: Querying

After finishing my second novel on New Years' Eve 2018, I focused on becoming more comfortable introducing myself as a writer. And as such, I got used to the exchange that inevitably followed this revelation: Person: That's cool, what have you written? Me: I've got two finished novels that I'm actively querying. Person: That you're … Continue reading Path to Publication: Querying