Author Blog : Mental Health
I fight depression and anxiety on a daily basis. It’s a constant battle; a war waged for years. There have been many battles. Many defeats. Many victories. One thing is for sure… The war never ends despite the efforts of my ogre general. It continues on and on, day in
Do you ever wonder, “What Gives You the Right to Write?” I do all the time. Friday, I sat in my counselor’s office reviewing the events of the past two weeks. Sometimes we delve deep into my depression. Sometimes the sessions are more of a health and goal checkup. This
A shadow creeps along my muscles, pulling at every inch of my body, and climbing into the deepest recesses of my brain. The image of my neurons, once blue and sparking with energy, appears in the forefront of my mind. Dark sludge covers them, blocking their electrical communications. I’m stuck.
When an author first attends a show, they may have a terrible experience selling. Maybe they didn’t have a professional book cover. Maybe they didn’t have a series. What many often forget, is networking is worth more than those initial sales. Instead of sitting behind your booth ignoring the world,
You’re ready to attend your first convention. What show do you pick? As you search through the interwebs of connectivity, you find a plethora of shows. At first, you thought there could only be a few in the area. You realize there are ten, twenty, thirty… well over one-hundred shows
Are you interested in selling books at a convention? You see crowds lining up at the doors, ready to spend money on everything and anything they can get their hands on. You feel like this is a slam dunk. You’d be wrong. The Illusion of Convention Success Many authors go
Allow me to burn this into your mind and mine. I talk a lot about building relationships. This post is no different. Anything you do on social media should focus on building relationships with your audience. Twitter provides several tools to help us build relationships. These tools are easy to