Monday, March 14, 2011

Topics of our Writers' Night Out

Tonight, Nate and I found ourselves engrossed in topics such as where we are in our current projects, which are for both of us producing good work. 

But what occurred to me as soon as I returned home tonight, wasn't so much the topics we discussed as it was the "way" we referred to publishing our work. A year ago, we would've asked each other, "Who are you going to submit to?" Now, it goes something like this, "How close are you to uploading to Kindle?" or "Great cover, who is your cover artist?" (for the record, my cover artist is Digital Donna Casey--she's super!  ;-)  )  We also pushed around the idea of .99 vs. 2.99, 4.99, or even 5.99. Goodness, it's like throwing spaghetti on the wall and hoping it sticks...because in today's times, we're all still experimenting with pricing a single short story, an anthology, a novella, and the novel. So as we move ahead in the "express-lane" of publishing, I just hope we all can agree to give the reader, who is the most important party, an outstanding adventure. 

I want to give a special shout-out and a very special THANK YOU to Vicki Tyley, who helped with making my blog site look so impressive. She is the author of :


For those who haven't read her murder mysteries--well they are definitely worth dying for. (pun intended) lol.

Wishing all a productive week ahead--


  1. It's the epitome of Freedom to have so much control over one's creative work. In the past I'd find myself saying, "I wish my publisher would do this or do that." Now, when I find an opportunity, I can go for it myself and it's not so frustrating.

    Many Indie Authors are offering their novels for 99cents, but I'm not going to go that route. I'm pretty much set at 99 cents for short stories, $1.99 for novellas, and $2.99 and up for novels. Although, at the moment I'm offering a special of $1.99 for my novel Ninth Lord of the Night.

    Vicki is a jewel indeed! I love the new look to your blog! It's so professional!!!

  2. Diana, that's what really opened my eyes is how I look at things *now*. It was the smooth transition into from what I thought was the ONLY way into seeing that *now* we have choices. Oh, what a feeling!

  3. "'s like throwing spaghetti on the wall and hoping it sticks...

    Great analogy. :)

    Thanks for the shout out.

    Re tweaks to your blog: my pleasure.

    Vicki xx

  4. Vicki, You are most welcome, but the Thanks ALL go to you. :-)
    Just started a wee pot of coffee...want some?