The First Pancake, Part 2

Posted Aug 20 2018

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how self-publishing your first book is kind of like making your first pancake–it may turn out just fine, or it may be a scorched, runny mess, depending on how good a job you do of making the batter, setting up the griddle, etc. I managed to get The Demon […]

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July Progress Report

Posted Aug 10 2018

  Goals for July: 1. Complete my revision of The Demon’s in the Details and send it off to my copy editor on August 1, as scheduled. Done. Exactly on schedule, as it happens.  Get The Demon Always Wins loaded into Amazon for pre-orders before I head for the RWA® National conference, so that I can invite people to […]

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The First Pancake

Posted Aug 4 2018

There’s a wonderful indie comedy from 2003 called Pieces of April about a young woman who invites her suburban family to her walk-up apartment in the Bronx for Thanksgiving dinner, only to have her oven go out Thanksgiving morning. I saw it years ago, but there is one line that stuck with me. Asked by some friends […]

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The Ship to Tarshish

Posted Jul 27 2018

I intended to make today’s post a review of the 2018 RWA Conference in Denver that I attended last week. I have plenty to talk about–my first ever shot at giving away swag to promote a book, the great workshops I attended, my second experience as a Golden Heart finalist (though not, I’m sorry to […]

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Fiction Friday: Publicity

Posted Jul 13 2018

In June, Danielle Barclay of Barclay Publicity was the guest speaker at my RWA Chapter meeting. She talked about how authors can build a strong digital footprint to support their marketing efforts. Hearing her made me realize it’s time to put on my marketing hat. Before her presentation, I hadn’t given any thought to hiring someone to help publicize the […]

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Newsletter Sign-Up

Posted Jul 10 2018

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June Progress Report

Posted Jul 6 2018

Okay, let’s see how the month stacked up: Goals for June: Buy ISBN’s. (You can read about that here.) DONE! I was waffling about this, because it required spending a chunk of cash for something that’s not that fun, and that’s never easy, but then Eight Lady Justine forwarded me a promotional email offering 10% off if I […]

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Deadlines and Schedules and Dates, Oh My!

Posted Jun 29 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I was still happily piddling around with Girls’ Best Friend, the contemporary romance I’ve been working on for a couple of years. Then, one morning, I suddenly realized that if I want to release The Demon’s in the Details, Book 2 of my Touched by a Demon series, on October 1st, I was in […]

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Hiring an Editor

Posted Jun 22 2018

My journey toward publication has been loaded with new learning opportunities. One of the biggest was choosing a content, or developmental, editor. This is both because this selection has the most impact on the quality of the book(s) I will put out, and because it’s the single biggest expense in the self-publishing journey. The problem […]

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Privacy Policy

Posted May 4 2018

Jeanne Estridge operates the jeanneestridge.com website, which provides information related to the author Jeanne Estridge. This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to sign up for Jeanne Estridge’s newsletter or enter any sponsored contests. If you choose to sign […]

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