Act Braver Than You Feel

By Victoria Easter Wilson / October 31, 2014 /

It’s been real #write31Days, it’s been real. I’m glad we’re at the end, though. I’m ready to get back to my writing jam. It’s been neat to share this self-publishing journey, but the journey’s at a pause..for now. And I’m beyond okay with that. My closing thought for self-publishers (or anyone trying any new venture,…

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Enjoy The Fruits Of Your Labor [Book Launch Day!!!]

By Victoria Easter Wilson / October 30, 2014 /

If people have ‘fur babies’ I’m totally going to call Re’and my ‘book baby’. Emotions are many as I watch my friends, family, and total strangers (how. on. earth!?) begin to share my little book. I hope you all enjoy reading Re’and as much as I enjoyed the process of writing it. I have a sneaking suspicion…

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You're Not As Good As You Will Be

By Victoria Easter Wilson / October 29, 2014 /

Self-publishers may have a heightened sense of awareness about the quality of their work. (I imagine because they have to give themselves permission. They have to make the call as to whether or not their art is ‘good enough’.) Go boldly forward, self publisher. And know that you’re not as good as you will be,…

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Order Your Life, Or Your Life Orders You

By Victoria Easter Wilson / October 28, 2014 /

Self-publishing is not for those who like to take orders, it’s for those who like to give them. To be a self-pub author, you must inform your schedule. You call the shots. You assign tasks and you get them done. The buck stops with you. You complete (or don’t complete) your publishing projects. You have…

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A Published Book Is A Published Book

By Victoria Easter Wilson / October 27, 2014 /

Finishing up #write31days I’m going to share closing thoughts on self-publishing. Today’s thought is, simply, that a published book is a published book. I’m finding myself apologizing (Also, why do I apologize so much!?) for my little ‘book baby’. I’m still struggling with believing that a self-published book is, in fact, a real book. Which is a bit ironic…

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By Victoria Easter Wilson / October 25, 2014 /

As #write31Days draws to a close, I’d like to coast back into my normal writing mode. To be honest, I’ve felt very much out of my skin these past weeks. Informative non-fiction is not my jam. I like reading it from time to time, but I don’t like writing it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s…

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Another Self-Publishing Update

By Victoria Easter Wilson / October 24, 2014 /

It has been quite the month! For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to have a nine month old, self-publish my first book, and blog every day in October. I have lost my ever loving mind. With the functioning brain cells I have remaining, I think I can eke out a…

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To Those Giving Self-Publishers A Bad Name

By Victoria Easter Wilson / October 23, 2014 /

After yesterday’s post several people pointed out to me that many self-publishers, in fact, deserve a  bit of scrutiny. I want to think the best of us self-pub authors. I really do. But some of us make it impossible. So to those who self-publish crummy first drafts and call it a masterpiece. To those who don’t honor the…

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Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate (Self Publishers)

By Victoria Easter Wilson / October 22, 2014 /

This guy doesn’t want to read my self-published book, and that’s okay. This dude thinks most self-published books (for children, anyway) are pretty terrible. That’s fine. It’s no secret that many in the ‘book business’ believe self publishers are ruining the literary landscape. That self-pub authors are among the unwashed masses. These are also probably the sort people…

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On Book Formatting Part 2

By Victoria Easter Wilson / October 21, 2014 /

Sarah from Our House In The Middle Of Our Street asked this follow-up question about book formatting: Do you have to go page by page to format? Oy, that would be tedious. I wondered how you would transfer the ‘essay’ look of Re’and to a 5X8 paperback format. I can think of two ways to get your…

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