Sunday, November 29, 2015

My Behind-the-Scenes year

I know the year isn't over yet but given the infrequency in which I blog, I think it's a good idea to write this end of the year blog post while I have the energy/time to do it. So here's the deal: these last few months of being a full time writer have been a little blah. I've spent a lot of time lamenting poor book sales and watching them slip further and further into the black abyss that is the Amazon KDP flat line of zero sales.

I wondered why the books weren't selling as well as they always had in the past. I knew that promoting books is a big part of success and I also didn't bother doing any of that. Why? I don't know. Apathy? Fear of rejection if I ask a blogger to leave a review? Social awkwardness and a severe hatred of trying to "sell" myself to people? Yeah, it's probably all of that.

But then I realized that I haven't published a single thing this year, and it all kind of clicked. I've spent all of 2015 doing behind-the-scenes work that I am unable to talk about right now, and because of that, I didn't get any books published. No books published = total author obscurity.

So that's why everything is so blah lately.

But that's okay. This was a behind-the-scenes year. I was able to quit my corporate job to pursue writing full time which was a huge blessing and a challenge all in one. (Turns out sitting at home in your pajamas DOES get old after a while. Who would have thought?) And for the last nine months I've been working really hard on a project that I'll hopefully be able to announce before the year is over. And that project is going to make 2016 totally rock.

Although I am blown away by how fast this year has gone by, I am really looking forward to next year. Expect to see many new books from me and even a web serial that I've been planning for a few months!

Looks like 2016 is coming up Milhouse.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas at Mixon - a Motocross Me short story

The holidays are here! My house is decorated, my presents are already bought, wrapped and waiting under the tree. Maybe I'm a little obsessed with Christmas. And now I have a gift for you - a short story from the Motocross Me world!

Christmas at Mixon is FREE and available on Wattpad or to download as an ebook.

Find it here:


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Or read it below!

Black Friday Book Bonanza!

Happy Day After Thanksgiving! This is the ONLY form of participating in Black Friday that I'll ever do - I prefer to buy my Christmas presents online and away from stores, thankyouverymuch. I'd like to thank the hosts of this event: and!

See the Rafflecopter link below where you can enter to win THREE SIGNED BOOKS FROM ME! And then check out the links to enter to win from all of the other participating blogs.

I am giving away a set of signed paperbacks:

  • Motocross Me
  • Somewhere Only We Know
  • Understudy
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