I feel like I've been talking about working on this kids book forever! The self-publishing journey is a long one when you jump into it with no idea what you're doing. Though I figure that's probably how a lot of people start. It's been kind of tough to continue working on a kids book about … Continue reading Making Progress on this Self-Publishing Journey
We have been working hard to get the final images ready for our children's book, I'm Going to My First Comic Convention! This week we've been trying to choose a font for the cover and interior pages. I've looked at so many fonts I feel like they are all starting to blur together. We figure … Continue reading Printable Coloring Page from Our Upcoming Kids Book
The short progress update is that we are still moving forward with the book publishing, but we don't plan to push the GoFundMe campaign during the coronavirus crisis. We plan to work with what we have and change our publishing plan as needed to fit the new situation. Read on for the full story and … Continue reading Book Publishing Progress and GoFundMe Update
Our GoFundMe is now live! Help us publish our children's book about a little boy attending his first Comic Con type convention. This is the book I've been posting about for the past year, where I went back and forth between choosing a hybrid publisher and self-publishing. After speaking with several authors, we decided to … Continue reading Help Publish a Geeky Children’s Book
This week we got a big delivery of stair parts, learned to make frittatas, joined the Jacksonville Zoo and got a pretty personalized print for my son's room from Paper Steps. Week in Review: March 4 - 10 A big box of stairs was delivered this week! It's all in boxes because we got a … Continue reading Week in Review: Spiral Stairs, Making Frittatas, Back to the Zoo and Paper Steps
This week a book publisher contacted me after reading my blog. She was very interested and suggested possibly writing a children's book. Since I have been working on a book about my IVF experience and this would be a great way to get my foot in the door, I was totally doing the happy dance … Continue reading Is Hybrid Publishing My Best Option?
Writers always talk about their rejections, so this is nothing new. You always read about famous authors collecting stacks of rejection letters and postcards, maybe even hanging them on the wall for inspiration. But as someone who only recently starting sending out queries and submitting articles, it is new for me. And in these days you … Continue reading Writing Rejection – How It Can Be a Positive Thing
Every once in a while, I get on here to whine about trying to write my book. The book I made the big announcement that I was writing in January, in hopes to kick my butt into gear and actually get it done. The book I've actually been working on for the last 3 years. … Continue reading What’s Holding Me Back From Writing That Book?
A good way to hold yourself accountable while trying to accomplish something is to be public about it, so I started the year by announcing I was writing a book about my IVF experience. We are six months into the year and I've actually made some progress! I finally wrote my intro and got some … Continue reading Holding Myself Accountable – Book Progress
I just saw on another blog that this weekend ends National Infertility Awareness Week. I had been planning on writing something for it, since I struggled for seven years off and on trying to conceive. Heck, I've even been planning to write a book about my experience since I blogged the entire thing in my … Continue reading From Infertility Blogger to Author, the First Step is the Hardest