Day-to-day motivation has been an incredible struggle for me during lockdown. Every time I get a rhythm going and start gaining momentum I seem to go off the rails, and it is harder to get things lined up again each time. I figured I would share what I have been struggling with and the strategies I have used to try and manage.
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Today I have the pleasure of introducing Whitey Hill, who launches her book, Elemental, on June 23rd. Our conversation was a lot of fun, and I think you'll all enjoy what she has to say about being an author, marketing her book, and bringing diversity into her genre.
I run into these five things with amazing frequency. They come up in conversations with aspiring authors all the time. The first two are lies people either pick up or, more likely, that bubble up from the reservoir of doubt and anxiety we all carry inside. The second two are things authors don’t do either because people don’t talk enough about them, or because authors are actively discouraged from considering them because they are not part of the creative process. The final one is a natural instinct to search for expertise that distracts and possibly obstructs people who are trying to do the right thing. Let's get into it.
Kasandra Flamouri, author of The Chalice and the Crown, takes a moment to share about her love of folklore and fantasy, using kickstarter, and how her background as both a musician and an editor shaped her author journey.
B. Ivy Woods, author of the novella Love in the Capitol, is realeasing her novel Conspiracy in the Capitol on June 4. She took a moment to talk with me about reaching her audience, what she loves about being an author, and of course, her new book.