Nothing like waking up to a good cup of coffee and a nightmare. A spider the size of a corgi skittered in my direction across the linoleum of the kitchen floor. A few weeks ago, I would’ve screamed bloody murder at the sight of the creature. If you’re an arachnophobe and wish to conquer your fear, I highly suggest living with Arachne and her children as a form of immersion therapy.
Did you like to read comics or watch cartoons with superheroes as a kid? I’ll admit, much of what I write today is the little kid in me playing with my OC superheroes.
The heroine was our best self with ideal qualities. No one is meant to live up to the standard of a heroine.
On lattes and Writing
It’s a chilly 15° F -9°C in my Seattle Eastside suburb. Here’s my warmup cinnamon vanilla latte. My first shot at latte art is meh. However, I’m really getting good at making cafe quality lattes at a fraction of their prices. I didn’t start out that way. My first lattes were craptastic. I’ve never been[…]
Thriving not Surviving
There is a reason that my paranormal women’s fiction characters resonate with readers. They are usually at a point in their life where they are surviving and don’t want to do the hard work of thriving. I throw a few obstacles in their way or put them in precarious positions, but just like in real[…]
How’s the Writing Going? The Question all Authors/writers dread
How’s the Writing Going? The Question all Authors/writers dread by T.J. Deschamps How’s the writing going? An easy question to ask but a difficult question to answer. I always wonder how to answer this question. Sometimes people ask when I’m in the middle of editing or promotion and haven’t written in days or weeks. Do[…]
Marketing Monday: 5 Things I Did to Successfully Launch My Book
This is howI ended up with almost two-hundred preorders and twenty reviews before I even released my book.
New Release: Eastside Hedge Witch: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel (Midlife Supernaturals #1)
Eastside Hedge Witch: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction (Midlife Supernaturals #1) released on Amazon today.
Marketing Monday: My First Fan Con as a Professional Author
Nothing like curing a case of imposter syndrome like having your first book signing. Unfortunately, we are still in a pandemic and this is Washington state so attendance was low. Another pro said that there were a quarter of the usual amount of attendees. Still, having a signing, reading, and sitting on panels with other pros was definitely a wonderful experience.
Indie Author: A Business and Art Balancing Act
When I first started writing, I thought I’d go the traditionally published route. I’d query an agent, sign a contract, and the agent in turn would sell my manuscript. My job was over the moment the art was finished. Sure there’d be rounds of edits, and I’d get to see what cover the art department[…]
Marketing Monday: Swag to Sell Your Books
If you write in a particular genre, that genre usually has conventions. The conventions can range from a small local one of a couple thousand people to tens of thousands (San Diego Comic Con). Newer authors might not be able to afford a table at a con, but there are ways you can market your[…]
Galaxy on Fire: Episode 4 Is Up
Episode Four of Galaxy on Fire is up in this Kindle Vella series. In this episode, Ishankhalit is no longer a young child but a teenaged cadet in training to be an officer. We get a view of Ishankhalit’s frame of mind regarding the empire and her role in it, learn a little more about[…]
Marketing Monday: Subgenre as Marketing Tool and Why Honesty Matters
When readers go to the bookstore, whether virtually or walking the aisles of a brick and mortar, rarely do they have no idea what they want.
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