Writing Recaps

To NaNo or Not To NaNo… Part 1

It’s the time of the year when I’m usually getting ready for NaNoWriMo. For those who are new readers, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. Participants commit to writing a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I’ve been participating since 2004, but for the first time in fourteen years, I’m wondering if IRead more

Monthly Recap

August Recap

August came with a much-needed break and reboot. All the decisions made in July needed to be put into action. I primarily spent the month writing and outlining what I want to write moving forward. What went on with each book this month? Here’s the recap! Modern Persuasion: This is currently the newsletter freebie onRead more

Writing Recaps

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018 Recap

I think this NaNoWriMo event was the nail in my coffin… for NaNoWriMo. This post requires a little background about the monster that’s been living in my head. I’m not happy with Missing Auggie. This book has been a bit of a beast for me. It’s not an Austen modernization. It’s my own idea, andRead more

Phi Alpha Pi Launch Party Recap

Last year, when Modern Persuasion came out, I considered having a release party. There was one reason I decided against it, the fear that nobody would come. It’s weird anxiety based on my experience promoting library events that nobody comes to, my sense of how small my group of people seemed in comparison to peopleRead more

Sara as a Publisher

Why I Started An Author Newsletter

The real work of being a published author is not the writing, the abuse your ego will take during the editing process, or even the stress of the actual publication (which will be higher for self-publishing authors who do this themselves or pay someone else). For me, it’s been entirely in the marketing of myRead more

Sara as a Publisher

BookFunnel vs. Instafreebie

Last year, while promoting Modern Persuasion, some other authors gave me the advice to build a mailing list of readers.  They sent me to Facebook groups where I could partner with other authors to share my books with their readers (and vice versa), but I soon realized I didn’t have nearly enough people on myRead more

Sara as a Publisher

ACX Experiences

One of the first things I considered after I had finished publishing Modern Persuasion, was producing an audiobook to go with it. I love audiobooks. In fact, the vast majority of the books I read are on audiobook. I can listen while I knit, while I clean, while I drive, or while I get readyRead more

2018 Camp NaNoWriMo

July Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo Goal Change

With Phi Alpha Pi done and Missing Auggie being edited, I thought about what I want to do with the next project: Woodhouse Yarn and Cafe. This modernization of Emma is still in the beginning phase as the other projects became my priority. Now I’m able to focus, pick up where I left off andRead more

From Pantser to Plotter

When I started National Novel Writing Month, there wasn’t much I understood about my writing process. It took me years to understand there are various types of authors out there, but most can categorize themselves as a pantser or a plotter.  What is the difference? What do these words even mean? What am I? I’mRead more

Sara as a Publisher

I Made My Own Book Trailer!

It’s been a few weeks since the Phi Alpha Pi cover reveal and I wanted to share my experience making my own book trailer. Since the cover reveal, I’ve also made one for the first anniversary of Modern Persuasion.  Both trailers are at the end of this post.  Here’s what happened, what I’ve been learning,Read more