I must be getting old. Sure, I’m only twenty… something… but I feel old, like I’m past my prime and I’ve been reduced to watching all the young whippersnappers surpass me.
At least, that’s how I feel every time one of my friends takes the big, scary step of publishing their first book, officially graduating from our old clique of “teenagers that like to write” and becoming an official “adult who published a book.”
To borrow the Tumblr term, there’s so much “adulting” going on, and it’s making me feel old and washed up!
Okay, okay, maybe I should just use … read more »
Being a beta reader has its perks. The big one, of course, is that you get to read books well in advance of their release. Not only do you get to stay on top of your favorite series, but you can flaunt your elite knowledge to fellow fans and taunt them with top-secret spoilers, if you’re into that kind of brutality.
But of course all good things come with a price. Your advanced reading can become a curse when, several months–or even several years–later, when the book is ready for release, the author comes back to you, looks at … read more »
Yes, yes, I’m hosting yet another guest post. Don’t blame me–blame all my friends who done went off and published new books all at once! What’s with them, eh? Is this some kind of fashionable trend I don’t know about? I should probably jump on the bandwagon just to be safe, right?
So who’s got the spotlight today, you ask? None other than Jaye L. Knight, one of the most successful indie authors I have had the honor of making a personal acquaintance of.
What? I’m serious! Have you seen that girl’s library of published books? She’s got two complete … read more »