Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Why eBooks Are the Best...and the Worst

This week, I finished my third eBook.  Actually, I hesitate to call them "mine" because they were ghostwritten for clients.  The topics were not mine for the choosing, although I do only bid on writing jobs for which I have a personal passion or interest, or the posted job covers topic on which I have experience.

Each of the three books, though widely varied in their subject matter, tone, and target market, had a surprising number of commonalities.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Avoiding the Black Hole in Your Blog: Tips from a Non-Expert

At the beginning of April, my career as a freelance writer and children's author definitely outlasted the fabled 'honeymoon' stage.  That is, the kids have learned to whine when I go into the office room and close the door, knowing Mommy won't be coming out for probably a few hours.  The husband forgets the "I'm not here" rule, and I've run into those sources that, once enthusiastic about providing firsthand information for your deadline-approaching project somehow forgot how to pick up a phone or hit reply on an email.

But the real indication that the honeymoon stage was over was this–my blog.  The black hole that every day got deeper and deeper, signaling to my followers (and whoever is reading this) that perhaps I've given up on writing.  On becoming a published author.  That I just don't care.

I assure you, nothing could be farther from the truth. 
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