Part Ten and Three: The Hustle

Retweet, like, follow, rinse, repeat. Feed the algorithm. Keywords, promos, giveaways, ARCs, reviews. Build your brand, build your base. Work the room, network… prowl. As daunting as it is disillusioning— the hustle is real.  One powerful review can spark another while one bad review can set you back. Don’t get too hung up on either.Continue reading “Part Ten and Three: The Hustle”

Part Twelve: Community

After thousands of hours, multiple drafts, rewrites, recasts, painful cuts, alternative endings— I was able to put the keyboard down. The work was imperfect as we all are imperfect, but it was finished. I felt a sense of pride in the accomplishment, then a measure of panic. I no longer had an excuse. “I’m stillContinue reading “Part Twelve: Community”