On December 30th, 2016, I finally published The Christmas Letters.
What legacy do you want to leave behind?
Meet the Wilkins. The typical busy American family.
But when Grandma Wilkins passes away, they discover her old Christmas letters in a shoebox. Molly, the youngest grandchild, soon decides to start where her grandmother’s legacy left off, writing about future events, no matter how unrealistic they may seem at the time.
The Christmas Letters can be found at the following e-retailers:
Barnes and Noble Nook
If you’re a writer and aren’t listening to the Writership Podcast, I highly recommend you add it to your list.
The Writership Podcast features two accomplished editors, Leslie Watts and Alyssa Archer, in helping indie authors master self-editing skills. Their weekly show should be the stable of any writer who wishes to improve their skills.
Also, as an added bonus, my novelette Guest of Honor was featured this week on their podcast. Please click on the link to listen to them critique the opening section of my novelette.
Also, if you haven’t picked up Guest of Honor, it is still free . . . but not for much longer. Here is a link to my website where you can find the e-retailer of your choice: Guest of Honor.
There are tons of writing advice out there:
Butt in chair, hands on keyboard.
Think of your writing as a business.
And so on . . . and so forth . . .
Now, all of this is fine, great, and dandy. However, I am going in a different direction when it comes to writing, especially when you’re thinking of self-publishing (indie publishing). Here it is:
Stay out of debt
When I examine what I’d love my publishing empire to look like, one major factor hinders it. Debt. The dreaded d-word. Debt has hindered much of what I’ve been able to accomplish. I’ve had to do everything on a shoestring budget. From covers to editing and everything in between, our major debt load has handcuffed me.
But has it stopped me? No. I just keep trucking, working a full-time job and diligently working at reducing our debt.
So, although the sit-butt-in-chair-and-write-everyday writing advice is worthy noting, one very few talk about is debt.
Stay out of debt.