Five years ago I published my first novel Ula: Born of Shadows with a small publisher. I knew that I needed to market the book if I was going to have any success as a fiction author, but I didn’t do it. Life stuff got in the way and if it sounds like an excuse, that’s because it is. The truth is that at pretty much any stage of our lives, we’re faced with challenges. Even during the most placid periods, we still have jobs, dishes and oil changes. There has never been a moment in my life that I couldn’t make a dozen excuses for why I wasn’t writing.
To make a very long story slightly less long, a couple of months ago I realized that if I didn’t commit to writing in a real way then I was going to spend the rest of my life wanting to be a writer, but rarely writing. Since that day, I’ve written at least 1,000 words every day – many days 2,000 plus; I’ve cancelled my contract with my small publisher and started the journey towards self-publishing; I’ve contracted a freelance graphic designer to build an author website and I’ve taken about a thousand notes on fiction marketing. Over the next few months I plan to re-release Ula: Born of Shadows – my first novel in an urban fantasy series. The sequel Sorciere: Born of Shadows will follow shortly thereafter. They’re both currently written and edited. The third book is in the works – though I have another 30,000 words to go, then will come the editor, the cover art etc. I will do my best to come here and share the journey with all of you. There’s something amazing that happens when you share your story, it resonates with others and they share their stories in return.
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