WHERE I'M AT SINCE MY LAST POST
As you can tell, I am not that great at being consistent at blogging but! I am going to try something new and post the first Friday of every month. I'll be talking about writing, publishing, and random other stuff that I feel like sharing. I'm hoping that telling you will hold me accountable to this promise. So! stay tuned.
This month's topic is an information dump of all the resources that helped me get through indie publishing.
Now that I am about three months away from publishing my first novel, I have decided to share the resources that got me through it and are still getting me through it. I owe almost all of my answered questions, methods and knowledge to these blogs and resources.
I hope whoever comes across this, that it helps you on your journey!
WHAT YOU CAME FOR: THE RESOURSES
Writing Lara Ferrari (If you need writing tips, advice, templates, checklists, a cheerleader. Seriously one of the best blogs and resources I've come across)
NY Book Editors (very helpful concise blog posts)
DIY MFA (If you want to get an "MFA" without going back to school)
The Write Life
Writers Edit (Also has great self-publishing tips)
The Book Designer (Joel Friedlander)
The Creative Penn
Jera Publishing (Get their Game Plan Guide!!! It helped me stay on track and take one thing at a time when I started to get overwhelmed with the business side of indie publishing)
The Book Life Report (Sign up for the newsletter! It'll keep you in the loop with the latest indie published books and news relating to publishing.)
A Novel Chat
The Book Marketing Show ( recently discovered this one and so far loving it.)
Your Creative Life ( No longer running, but well worth binge listening to all the show episodes!)
Kobo Writing Life
Straight & Curly (Not so much about writing but both women are writers and talk about self-improvement)
A SIDE NOTE:
There are a lot of methods, opinions, and how-tos for indie publishing and the information overload can get overwhelming REAL quick. Take everything you read with a grain of salt. If you aren't sure how to do something, take the time to research it fully before committing to something based on it working for one person. Also, don't be afraid to ask someone directly. You'll be surprised at how many respond back.
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
What are some of your favorite blogs and podcasts on writing and publishing? I'd love to know!
I'm Alia. A writer, reader, traveler, dreamer, and to do list maker. You'll find a little bit of it all here.