what no one tells you about being an indie author

Have you ever heard a published author asked what advice they would give to aspiring writers? The answers are usually the same and may include things like "read all you can," "finish your manuscript," "do NaNoWriMo," etc. Being an aspiring writer is not the same thing as being an aspiring publisher of your own work.…

mango street / a poem

mango street.    The pink-tiled bathrooms and velvet robes have been traded in for patched-up aprons and flour-dusted hands.  Where names were once stitched into lilac silk,  the phases of the moon are inked across collar-bones.  The wives drink wine from mason jars, prune their ferns and poplars.  The children sing to the sidewalk songs…

my WIP’s of summer 2019

A few weeks ago, I featured several up and coming or already established indie and aspiring authors I've had the pleasure of meeting through the Instagram and blogging communities. In the two posts, these authors shared their own work and progresses; the stories that are burning within them that they're dying to share. You can…

indie and aspiring authors share their WIP’s (pt. 2)

Hello all! I hope this Friday is going well for everyone midst going back to school or whatever it is that life is throwing at you! On Monday, I featured four of my online indie/aspiring authors so that they could share with all of you the stories they are currently working on. Today, I want…

indie and aspiring authors share their WIP’s (pt.1)

Plotting a new book is perhaps one of the greatest joys in my life. Plotting, outlining, and the early drafts of a new story tend to be my favorite part of the process (even if I do want to burn said outlines and drafts once it's over.) One of the things that inspire me the…