The High Price of Vanity Press

I spoke with a new client last week to discuss coaching her in the creation of her online courses. The first thing she said to me was, "I wish I'd found you a year ago." It turns out, she hired a vanity press to publish her first book. A vanity press resides somewhere between traditional … Continue reading The High Price of Vanity Press

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Recognizing Resistance

Steven Pressfield (The War of Art) would say I’m in resistance. He’d be right. Yet, if I’m working on projects, completing them, publishing … how can that be resistance? Sounds like success to me. Well, it depends on the project. My current form of procrastination is: transcribing three old print books of poetry into eBooks … Continue reading Recognizing Resistance

An Unexpected Cheque in the Mail

Although I'd been writing and publishing—both literary and visual work—for over 25 years, I had only heard about the Access Copyright recently. It's a Canadian government licensing body (established 1988) that collects fees from organizations for their right to copy protected work; it distributes money annually to affiliates. I got busy collecting the data (e.g., … Continue reading An Unexpected Cheque in the Mail

NaNoWriMo

That's right! It's that time of year again. When writers commit to write an entire novel in the month of November. Often 50,000 words is the target. But not me. Not this year. NaNoWriMo is now NaNoRevisionMo. While Maraya is editing the first of a series of 3 yoga manuscripts of mine, I will be … Continue reading NaNoWriMo

There’s a time to bike and a time to write

I headed out on my bike this morning. The question in my head: where should I focus my energy? So much writing inspiration, so little time. I love my morning rides. I also love the manuscript I've been writing for 9 years. Well, some days I hate it. It's like the line from Crazy, Stupid … Continue reading There’s a time to bike and a time to write

The Muse Has A Twisted Sense of Humour

I have so many writing projects in various stages of development that I banished the muse. I have ideas in abundance, I don’t need any more. I need to complete something. Preferring to play, she’s not real helpful with the hard work of writing and editing. Feelings hurt, she obeyed and usually stays away, but … Continue reading The Muse Has A Twisted Sense of Humour

The Journey Begins

  Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Welcome to your writing/self-publishing journey. We are honoured to walk this road alongside you. While it can feel like a bumpy path to navigate, a good traveling companion always makes the journey easier. We've walked this road before and we understand … Continue reading The Journey Begins