I’ve been writing actively for three -ish years (although I published my debut way back in 2012), and honestly… I constantly had doubts. Constantly. With sales being basically non-existent, zero reviews, and having no social circle to help get the word out about my books, there was always a nagging thought in my head that I’m just a bad writer.
Well, I’m beyond excited to announce that yesterday, I noticed my very first review on Amazon! Continue reading My First Amazon Review! →
Anyone who’s done a smidgen of research on the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing would know that self-publishing takes a lot more effort. That’s not to say the traditional way doesn’t take effort, but once you get a publisher, it’s pretty much smooth sailing from there. There’s a whole team working for you, and you don’t really have to worry about marketing.
Self-publishing on the other hand Continue reading My Struggles as an Indie Author →
How do we succeed when the Earth is on its knees? War, famine, pestilence, and death. It’s all caused by greed.
Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. Sometimes it feels like we’re just along for the ride.
When do we say enough is enough? When do we pick up our swords and start being tough?
It’s time to say, “This ends now.” Never again back out and bow.
This is our home. We deserve what’s right. If it’s the only way, we will stand up and fight.
Written by: CJ Embers
Back when I published Dragons’ Myth, it was when CreateSpace was still a thing, and I chose the free ISBN option. Using the free ISBN meant that particular ISBN would be exclusive to CreateSpace. Therefore, I wouldn’t be able to take that file with that ISBN and go print my book elsewhere. That still applies now that CreateSpace merged with KDP. Continue reading The Third Time’s The Charm →
This is what I was asked when I told someone that I was using a mug instead of the cup they offered because I didn’t like using single-use items. In this situation, it was a polystyrene cup I didn’t want to use. Continue reading Do You Want To Wash The Dishes? →
There has most likely been many times in your life when you’ve been drawn to a price label that ends in 99, especially when it comes to 99-endings versus whole numbers. Seeing a pack of candy for $4.99, maybe a car for $29,999. Sometimes it’s even non 99-ending numbers, such as a house being sold for $239,900. Continue reading My Thoughts on Popular Marketing Tactics →
It was beautiful then
Vibrant colours bursting to life
Bringing hope to existence again
Like the gleaming edge of a knife Continue reading Hope’s Demise →
I was standing on a cliff high up in the sky
Deciding on whether or not to take the leap
My heart hurt and I kept asking myself why
Life was not something I wanted to keep Continue reading Locked Away →
My books arrived a couple weeks ago, and there is now a place to buy copies on my site here! If you’re interested in buying one, or simply just want to check out the page, click “Novels” on the top right of the screen, then click “Dragons’ Myth”. Continue reading The Next Chapter… →
Safety is in shadow’s embrace
To hide from scarring past
That not a one helps to face
Body, soul, and mind in rigid cast Continue reading Shadow’s Embrace →