While writing my various manuscripts, I’ve also been investigating different publishing options. When I first started writing & submitting to publishers back in 1995 or so, there was really only one option as self publishing was way too expensive. Recently, self publishing is becoming more realistic with crowdfunding. [Read more...]
In case you haven’t been on my Facebook page lately, you may have missed the news that printed copies of Teapot Tales will be arriving in my hot little hands any day now. (If you’re in Australia, you can get copies from me in my new online shop.)
This has got me thinking – how will I increase sales of this book and others that will be published? (I’m contributing to a Christmas anthology that will be out in time for Christmas!) [Read more...]
Earlier this year, I wrote a chapter book that was around 12,000 words. The main character in the story is 11, meaning the story is more for older primary school children than younger ones. For that age group, publishers are looking for stories that are twice as long.
Word count is something I’ve been looking at and wondering whether or not I need to make the story longer to appeal to publishers. A number of people have told me that it’s not important, especially if I decide to self publish. I’m not so sure about this. [Read more...]
My first published stories are coming out this week. To say I’m excited is an understatement. I have three stories in the Chapter Book Challenge anthology and I can’t wait to see my name in a book.
Today at lunchtime I was sitting in a cafe and a couple of the librarians from our council library came in and we started talking. I go to the library quite a bit and chat with the librarians about what I’m working on, especially when I’m asking for their help finding books on weird topics to help me with my research. [Read more...]
I’m a bit excited right now. I have submitted my flash fiction fractured fairy tales for the Chapter Book Challenge anthology. I have made the May 1 deadline with a few days to spare.
The fact that I’ve finished the pieces and submitted the drafts before the cut off is amazing right now as life has been busy with work, kids and editing my chapter book.
I suppose that when this book is published, I’ll no longer be able to consider myself a pre-published author and will have to update my website and bio.