PressThis: Amazon KDP Select: Is It Worthwhile for Authors? by CJ Lyons #NaNoWriMo2018 

As we write our novels, short stories, poems whether we’re participating in NaNoWriMo or not, we all have it in our minds what we planning on doing next with them. You can be thinking about going the traditional route – finding an agent or a publisher. But what about if you are interested in self-publishing your work.

This article is very informative and useful. It shines the light on what KDP Select is and whether you may or may think it’s the best choice for you. It covered topics on:

  • 90 days exclusivity
  • Income from lending
  • Five free days
  • Income vs. Exposure

For those of you who are thinking about doing this- publishing it yourself, have you thought about where or what programs to go with? It could be KDP Select (going exclusive with Amazon.) Or, CreateSpace and IngramSpark.

For those of you who already self-published, which route(s) have you taken? Let us know in the comments. Thanks in advance.

Should authors take advantage of the Amazon KDP Select program? A comprehensive discussion of who the program is well-suited for, plus best strategies.

Source: Amazon KDP Select: Is It Worthwhile for Authors? by CJ Lyons

Here I Come, NaNoWriMo! #amwriting #NaNoWriMo2018

Late post.
Good morning/afternoon everyone! So, I have decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. Last year, I had started it, got 3,000 words in (I believe), and quit.

So much was going on and I was furious at myself for not pushing and trying harder to finish. Or at least get close to 50,000 words which is the limit. I will spared you the agonizing details.

This is my third year with the first year I have completed my first novel, Secrets Unveil. Actually, it was just a total revision.

Now, I haven’t published it yet, but for this year for the second time, I am finishing the sequel, Secrets To Live By. 

Also, since I will be working on my novel and a short story for something entirely different, I won’t forget about you guys. There will be posts that will be reposted, and for most of you who may have already seen them, new ones will be thrown in.

For anyone participating this year, much luck to you. Don’t give up on anything you do. It’s okay to take time out for yourself, but don’t EVER give up.

Take care,

Pamela 😘

Life After NaNoWriMo: What You Can Do Next

Very helpful and informative advice when you’re finish with #NaNoWriMo. Please do check it out.


You won National Novel Writing Month! Now what?

Life after NaNoWriMo can be confusing and anticlimactic—but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s what you can do over the next six months to keep your novel-in-progress in motion.

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The Many Phases Of Writing #NaNoWriMo #amwriting 

How is everyone doing so far with #NaNoWriMo? We go through many phases during this writing process. Some days are good, some not. One thing I know for sure is that you can’t find the time to write, you have to MAKE the time, the best you can.

Well, so far, my word count is still not up where I would like for it to be. And, it bothers me to be around people who gets so intimidated by your writing that they will try to do everything in their power to sabotage and/or manipulate it. (That’s for another post.)

Every day I’m pushing myself to at least write/type something. It’s…going…okay.

Keep going, and going, no matter what people say. 

PressThis: What to Avoid When Writing Your Book’s Opening Lines #NaNoWriMo #amwriting 

For those of you participating in #NaNoWriMo2017 or just working on writing for anything else, I hope this article can be of great help to you.

The opening lines are where the final purchase decision is made for some readers. Consider these tips for opening lines when writing your book.

“Your first sentences are the make or break when it comes to convincing a reader to buy your book. The middle of your book may very well show off your best writing to date, the place where your story turns from enjoyable to unputdownable, but no reader is going to know that if they don’t get past page one.”

Source: What to Avoid When Writing Your Book’s Opening Lines